- capable of being solved, as a problem.
- Mathematics. (of a group) having a normal series of subgroups in which successive quotient groups are Abelian.
- Archaic. soluble(def 1).
Origin of solvable
Related formssolv·a·bil·i·ty, solv·a·ble·ness, nounnon·solv·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·solv·a·ble, adjectivenon·solv·a·ble·ness, nounun·solv·a·ble, adjectiveun·solv·a·ble·ness, nounun·solv·a·bly, adverb
First recorded in 1640–50; solve
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British Dictionary definitions for solvabilityDerived Formssolvability or solvableness, noun
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