Collectability or Collectibility

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    Collectability or Collectibility

    Ok, in putting together the 4e Teaser document, I came across this word several times.

    Neither version exists in dictionary.com.

    Either is arguably correct.

    Which do you prefer?

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    To further complicate matters, "collectable/collectible" are both correct according to Dictionary.com.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/collectable

    *bites nails*

    This one could go either way, folks!!!!

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    If you do a google search on both Collectibility gets 2,340,000 while Collectability only gets 593,000.

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    I'd look at other words with the same ending:

    Operability, manageability, etc.

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    Collectability. In this 'ere neck o' the woods, at any rate.

    And - oh cool! Did I save the world?!

    Also - nice job on the teaser.

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    The former. As Robberbaron said, other words of the same type use an "a" rather than an "i".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gort
    The former. As Robberbaron said, other words of the same type use an "a" rather than an "i".
    Invisibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by am181d
    Invisibility.
    Oper+ability = ablity to be operated
    manage+ability = ablity to be managed
    Collect+ability = ablity to be collected

    Invisibility = in+visibility = not visible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olshanski
    Oper+ability = ablity to be operated
    manage+ability = ablity to be managed
    Collect+ability = ablity to be collected

    Invisibility = in+visibility = not visible.
    Visible + ability = ability to be visible

    Visiblability?


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    Never seen "collectable" before in my life. Collectibility it is, for me.

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