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tractable

[ trak-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈtræk tə bəl /
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adjective
easily managed or controlled; docile; yielding: a tractable child; a tractable disposition.
easily worked, shaped, or otherwise handled; malleable.
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Origin of tractable

1495–1505; <Latin tractābilis, equivalent to tractā(re) to handle, deal with (frequentative of trahere to draw) + -bilis-ble

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British Dictionary definitions for tractable

tractable
/ (ˈtræktəbəl) /

adjective
easily controlled or persuaded
readily worked; malleable

Derived forms of tractable

tractability or tractableness, nountractably, adverb

Word Origin for tractable

C16: from Latin tractābilis, from tractāre to manage, from trahere to draw
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