[ man-i-juh-buh l ]
/ ˈmæn ɪ dʒə bəl /


that can be managed; governable; tractable; contrivable.

Nearby words

  1. manada,
  2. manado,
  3. manage,
  4. manage up,
  5. manageability,
  6. managed bonds,
  7. managed care,
  8. managed competition,
  9. managed currency,
  10. managed forest

Origin of manageable

First recorded in 1590–1600; manage + -able

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for manageability

  • The contrast, in effect, has never been one of moral value, but one of manageability.

    Obama's Eeyore Act|Tunku Varadarajan|December 1, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • It is owing to their vagaries and want of manageability that, as will be shown, "captives" are of uncertain use in war.

  • I have been arguing that the size and manageability of all political states is finally a matter of transport and communications.

    The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • Mr. Edison's electrical ships, on the other hand, were marvels of speed and of manageability.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars|Garrett Putnam Serviss

British Dictionary definitions for manageability


/ (ˈmænɪdʒəbəl) /


able to be managed or controlled
Derived Formsmanageability or rare manageableness, nounmanageably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for manageability
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