workable

[ wur-kuh-buh l ]
/ ˈwɜr kə bəl /

adjective

practicable or feasible: He needs a workable schedule.
capable of or suitable for being worked.

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Origin of workable

First recorded in 1535–45; work + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM workable

work·a·bil·i·ty, work·a·ble·ness, nounun·work·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·work·a·ble, adjective, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for workability

  • Mankind has gone into these experiments hopefully, trustingly, blindly, without any guarantee of their workability.

    The Next Step|Scott Nearing
  • Opinions vary as to the workability of this clause in the shape in which it left the Lords.

    Social Transformations of the Victorian Age|T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott

British Dictionary definitions for workability

workable
/ (ˈwɜːkəbəl) /

adjective

practicable or feasible
able to be worked

Derived forms of workable

workability or workableness, noun
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