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solvable

[sol-vuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being solved, as a problem.
  2. Mathematics. (of a group) having a normal series of subgroups in which successive quotient groups are Abelian.
  3. Archaic. soluble(def 1).
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Origin of solvable

First recorded in 1640–50; solve + -able
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
Can be confusedinsoluble insolvable unsolvablesolvable soluble
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Related Words for unsolvable

inexplicable, inextricable, inscrutable, insoluble

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British Dictionary definitions for unsolvable

solvable

adjective
  1. another word for soluble (def. 1)
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Derived Formssolvability or solvableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unsolvable

solvable

adj.

1640s, from solve + -able.

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