- capable of being educated.
- of or relating to mildly retarded individuals who may achieve self-sufficiency.
Also ed·u·cat·a·ble [ej-oo-key-tuh-buh l] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tə bəl/.
Origin of educable
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Examples from the Web for educability
This illustration may be applied to the entire range of the educability of any individual.Democracy and Education
The child exhibits less rapid variations, intellectual and emotional, while its educability is greater.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
Upon the facts as now established the knowledge of numbers seems to be the basis of any educability in animals.Lola
The brains are large, and the intelligence and educability extraordinarily high.
This educability of the young has rarely if ever been questioned in actual practice.Outlines of Educational Doctrine
John Frederick Herbart
- capable of being trained or educated; able to learn
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Word Origin and History for educability
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