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workable

[wur-kuh-buh l] /ˈwɜr kə bəl/
adjective
1.
practicable or feasible:
He needs a workable schedule.
2.
capable of or suitable for being worked.
Origin of workable
1535-1545
First recorded in 1535-45; work + -able
Related forms
workability, workableness, noun
unworkability, noun
unworkable, adjective, noun
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  • A workable knowledge; I can write about one hundred words a minute.

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  • It would have been easier to appraise had there been a workable alternative.

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  • Beside exercises a boy should have simple, workable rules for living.

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  • It may be planted as soon as the ground is in workable condition.

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British Dictionary definitions for workable

workable

/ˈwɜːkəbəl/
adjective
1.
practicable or feasible
2.
able to be worked
Derived Forms
workability, workableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for workable
adj.

1540s, from work (v.) + -able. Related: Workably.

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