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[tee-chuh-buh l]
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  1. capable of being instructed, as a person; docile.
  2. capable of being taught, as a subject.
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Origin of teachable

First recorded in 1475–85; teach + -able
Related formsteach·a·bil·i·ty, teach·a·ble·ness, nounteach·a·bly, adverbnon·teach·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·teach·a·ble, adjectivenon·teach·a·ble·ness, nounnon·teach·a·bly, adverbun·teach·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for teachable

able, amenable, apt, bright, docile, eager, intelligent, qualified, skilled, smart

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Word Origin and History for teachable


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

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