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[muh-nip-yuh-luh-buh l] /məˈnɪp yə lə bəl/
capable of or susceptible to being manipulated; manipulatable.
Origin of manipulable
First recorded in 1880-85; manipul(ate) + -able
Related forms
manipulability, noun
unmanipulable, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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