operable

[op-er-uh-buhl, op-ruh-]
adjective
1.
that can be treated by a surgical operation. Compare inoperable ( def 2 ).
2.
capable of being put into use, operation, or practice.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin operābilis, equivalent to operā() to work + -bilis -ble

operability, noun
operably, adverb
nonoperable, adjective
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operable (ˈɒpərəbəl, ˈɒprə-)
 
adj
1.  capable of being treated by a surgical operation
2.  capable of being operated
3.  capable of being put into practice
 
opera'bility
 
n
 
'operably
 
adv

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operable
1646, "practicable," from operate (see operation) + -able. Surgical sense is first recorded 1904.
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operable op·er·a·ble (ŏp'ər-ə-bəl, ŏp'rə-)
adj.
Being treatable by surgical operation with a reasonable degree of safety and chance of success.


op'er·a·bil'i·ty n.
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Even with manufactured goods the logic isn't always operable.
Windows will be tested to ensure that they are operable, meaning that no undue pressure is being exerted against the frames.
Six tricycles are known to still exist, but none are operable.
It has proved to be a fast and significantly less-intrusive way to identify operable cancers.
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