teachable

[ tee-chuh-buh l ]
/ ˈti tʃə bəl /

adjective

capable of being instructed, as a person; docile.
capable of being taught, as a subject.

Origin of teachable

First recorded in 1475–85; teach + -able
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Word Origin and History for teachability

teachable


adj.

late 15c., from teach (v.) + -able. Teachable moment attested from 1917, not common until after c.1960.

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