tractable


trac·ta·ble

adjective \ˈtrak-tə-bəl\

: easily managed or controlled

: willing to learn or be guided by another

Full Definition of TRACTABLE

1
:  capable of being easily led, taught, or controlled :  docile <a tractable horse>
2
:  easily handled, managed, or wrought :  malleable
trac·ta·bil·i·ty \ˌtrak-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
trac·ta·ble·ness \ˈtrak-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
trac·ta·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of TRACTABLE

  1. This new approach should make the problem more tractable.
  2. He's a very tractable child.

Origin of TRACTABLE

Latin tractabilis, from tractare to handle, treat
First Known Use: 1502

Rhymes with TRACTABLE

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