tractable

[trak-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
easily managed or controlled; docile; yielding: a tractable child; a tractable disposition.
2.
easily worked, shaped, or otherwise handled; malleable.

Origin:
1495–1505; < Latin tractābilis, equivalent to tractā(re) to handle, deal with (frequentative of trahere to draw) + -bilis -ble

tractability, tractableness, noun
tractably, adverb
nontractability, noun
nontractable, adjective
nontractableness, noun
nontractably, adverb
untractability, noun
untractable, adjective
untractableness, noun
untractably, adverb


1. manageable, willing, governable.


1. stubborn.
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tractable (ˈtræktəbəl)
 
adj
1.  easily controlled or persuaded
2.  readily worked; malleable
 
[C16: from Latin tractābilis, from tractāre to manage, from trahere to draw]
 
tracta'bility
 
n
 
'tractableness
 
n
 
'tractably
 
adv

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tractable
"manageable," c.1500, from L. tractabilis "that may be touched, handled, or managed," from tractare "to handle, manage" (see treat).
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Example sentences
What is really remarkable about these animals is how gentle they are, how
  tractable.
Alongside such inherently untestable proposals, however, are some more
  tractable ones.
The engineering challenge is far more tractable than big companies' collective
  will to undertake it.
The narrowing of focus allowed concentration on problems that were more
  tractable and applicable.
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