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- practicable or feasible: He needs a workable schedule.
- capable of or suitable for being worked.
Origin of workable
Related formswork·a·bil·i·ty, work·a·ble·ness, nounun·work·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·work·a·ble, adjective, noun
First recorded in 1535–45; work
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for workability
Historical Examples of workability
Opinions vary as to the workability of this clause in the shape in which it left the Lords.
Mankind has gone into these experiments hopefully, trustingly, blindly, without any guarantee of their workability.
British Dictionary definitions for workability
Derived Formsworkability or workableness, noun
- practicable or feasible
- able to be worked
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Word Origin and History for workability
1540s, from work (v.) + -able. Related: Workably.
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