educable

[ej-oo-kuh-buhl]
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-buhl] .


Origin:
1835–45; educ(ate) + -able

educability, noun
noneducable, adjective
uneducability, noun
uneducable, adjective

educable, educible.
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educable or educatable (ˈɛdjʊkəbəl, ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtəbəl)
 
adj
capable of being trained or educated; able to learn
 
educatable or educatable
 
adj
 
educability or educatable
 
n
 
educatability or educatable
 
n

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educable
1845; see educate + -able.
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Example sentences
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.
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