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educable

[ej-oo-kuh-buh l] /ˈɛdʒ ʊ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being educated.
2.
of or pertaining to mildly retarded individuals who may achieve self-sufficiency.
Also, educatable
[ej-oo-key-tuh-buh l] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tə bəl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; educ(ate) + -able
Related forms
educability, noun
noneducable, adjective
uneducability, noun
uneducable, adjective
Can be confused
educable, educible.
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Examples from the web for educable
  • But they are educable, provided someone is willing to teach them in the right way.
  • There are too many colleges and universities for the available educable base.
  • The murderer is a sweetheart-a gentle and educable fellow.
  • They are, on the other hand, fiercely smart and remarkably educable.
British Dictionary definitions for educable

educable

/ˈɛdjʊkəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being trained or educated; able to learn
Derived Forms
educability, educatability, noun
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Word Origin and History for educable
adj.

1842 (implied in educability); see educate + -able.

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