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[doo-uh-buh l] /ˈdu ə bəl/
capable of being done.
Origin of doable
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see do1, -able Unabridged
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Examples from the web for doable
  • It's doable but doable only by catastrophe and crisis.
  • They are not a global totting up of what might be doable country by country.
  • Getting a grip on greenhouse gases is daunting but doable.
  • It's difficult, and you still have to pay close attention, but it's absolutely doable.
  • It isn't always a smooth ride navigating the terrain of this wonderful but flawed nation of ours, but it is eminently doable.
  • Have a look at this, and see if it makes the migration more doable.
  • But the commitment at the core of the doctrine was carefully calibrated to be pragmatic, definable and doable.
  • It can take a lot of time to figure out which forms need to be submitted and by whom, but it's doable.
  • Pooling becomes much more doable if drivers dont have to detour.
  • Those applications are probably doable in the relatively near term.
British Dictionary definitions for doable


capable of being done; practical
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Word Origin and History for doable

mid-15c., from do (v.) + -able.

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