workable

[ wur-kuh-buh l ]
/ ˈwɜr kə bəl /

adjective

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

Origin of workable

First recorded in 1535–45; work + -able
Related formswork·a·bil·i·ty, work·a·ble·ness, nounun·work·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·work·a·ble, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for workable

workable

/ (ˈwɜːkəbəl) /

adjective

practicable or feasible
able to be worked
Derived Formsworkability or workableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for workable

workable


adj.

1540s, from work (v.) + -able. Related: Workably.

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