[ ej-oo-kuh-buhl ]
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  1. capable of being educated.

  2. of or relating to individuals with mild intellectual disabilities who may achieve self-sufficiency.

Origin of educable

First recorded in 1835–45; educ(ate) + -able
  • Also ed·u·cat·a·ble [ej-oo-key-tuh-buhl]. /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tə bəl/.

Other words from educable

  • ed·u·ca·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·ed·u·ca·ble, adjective
  • un·ed·u·ca·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·ed·u·ca·ble, adjective

Words that may be confused with educable

Words Nearby educable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use educable in a sentence

  • I mean, if they didn't learn that from the 2004 election then they may be un-educable.

    The GOP's New Populists | John Avlon | February 13, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Animals are educable in different degrees; but where they are educable they begin to profit by experience from the first.

  • In their stead he has a greater plasticity of nature, and a more educable intelligence.

  • The learner could not possibly be educable, that is, susceptible of receiving instruction, unless he were able to think.

    The Reform of Education | Giovanni Gentile
  • While atavism itself is unquestioned, this method seizes upon rigid physical characters to measure educable qualities.

    The Arena | Various

British Dictionary definitions for educable


educatable (ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtəbəl)

/ (ˈɛdjʊkəbəl) /

  1. capable of being trained or educated; able to learn

Derived forms of educable

  • educability or educatability, noun

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