- 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 educable
The human being is the most adaptable—that is to say, educable—of all living creatures.Woman and Womanhood
C. W. Saleeby
I am convinced from experience that it is both normal and educable though not usually active in the large majority of people.Second Sight
As to structure, human nature is undoubtedly the most plastic part of the living world, the most adaptable, the most educable.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
Animals are educable in different degrees; but where they are educable they begin to profit by experience from the first.Evolution in Modern Thought
In 1869 it was estimated that there were in the State 34,000 Negro children of educable age.
- capable of being trained or educated; able to learn
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Word Origin and History for educable
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