educable

[ej-oo-kuh-buh l]

adjective

capable of being educated.
of or relating to mildly retarded individuals who may achieve self-sufficiency.

Nearby words

  1. edsel ford range,
  2. edt,
  3. edta,
  4. edu,
  5. educ.,
  6. educate,
  7. educated,
  8. educated guess, an,
  9. educatee,
  10. education

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 formsed·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 confusededucable educible

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British Dictionary definitions for educable

educable

educatable (ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtəbəl)

adjective

capable of being trained or educated; able to learn
Derived Formseducability or educatability, noun

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Word Origin and History for educable

educable

adj.

1842 (implied in educability); see educate + -able.

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