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[doo-uh-buh l] /ˈdu ə bəl/
capable of being done.
Origin of doable
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at do1, -able Unabridged
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  • I'd ruther think He can do what's doable an' know what's knowable.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • Very well, then, you may count on us to do our part if it's doable.

    The Trail of The Badger Sidford F. Hamp
  • But death was slow to attack the valorous braves while the doable lay largely extended before them.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • I was consequently left alone with the children, and had a doable portion of work to do.

    Life in the Backwoods Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for doable


capable of being done; practical
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Word Origin and History for doable

mid-15c., from do (v.) + -able.

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