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


that can be managed; governable; tractable; contrivable.

Origin of manageable

First recorded in 1590–1600; manage + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM manageable 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 forms of manageable

manageability or rare manageableness, nounmanageably, adverb
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