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manipulable

[muh-nip-yuh-luh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of or susceptible to being manipulated; manipulatable.
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Origin of manipulable

First recorded in 1880–85; manipul(ate) + -able
Related formsma·nip·u·la·bil·i·ty, nounun·ma·nip·u·la·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for manipulable

Historical Examples

  • I'll be completely damned if I can see how this type of Gunther generator can put out a manipulable field, but it must.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • I found my manipulable field, but a bomb went off in my brain when I straightened it out.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • Attempts at orderly abstraction of manipulable symbols from the realities of history seem to me doomed from the start.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth

  • On the floor of the cabin was a flannel bulldog with "manipulable" legs and a changeable expression.

    Stories of the Ships

    Lewis R. Freeman


Word Origin and History for manipulable

adj.

1859, from manipulate + -able. Related: Manipulability.

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