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solvable

[sol-vuh-buh l] /ˈsɒl və bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being solved, as a problem.
2.
Mathematics. (of a group) having a normal series of subgroups in which successive quotient groups are Abelian.
3.
Archaic. soluble (def 1).
Origin of solvable
1640-1650
1640-50; solve + -able
Related forms
solvability, solvableness, noun
nonsolvability, noun
nonsolvable, adjective
nonsolvableness, noun
unsolvable, adjective
unsolvableness, noun
unsolvably, adverb
Can be confused
insoluble, insolvable, unsolvable.
solvable, soluble.
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solvable

/ˈsɒlvəbəl/
adjective
1.
another word for soluble (sense 1)
Derived Forms
solvability, solvableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for solvable
adj.

1640s, from solve + -able.

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