[ ej-oo-kuh-buh l ]
/ ˈɛdʒ ʊ kə bəl /


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

First recorded in 1835–45; educ(ate) + -able

Related forms

ed·u·ca·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ed·u·ca·ble, adjectiveun·ed·u·ca·bil·i·ty, nounun·ed·u·ca·ble, adjective

Can be confused

educable educible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for educability


educatable (ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtəbəl)

/ (ˈɛdjʊkəbəl) /


capable of being trained or educated; able to learn

Derived Forms

educability or educatability, noun
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