Simple Definition of tractable
: easily managed or controlled
: willing to learn or be guided by another
Examples of tractable
This new approach should make the problem more tractable.
He's a very tractable child.
Origin of tractable
Latin tractabilis, from tractare to handle, treat
First Known Use: 1502
Synonym Discussion of tractable
Rhymes with tractable
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