educable

adjective
ed·​u·​ca·​ble | \ˈe-jə-kə-bəl \

Definition of educable 

: capable of being educated specifically : capable of some degree of learning

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educability \ˌe-​jə-​kə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun

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At times the carefulness feels schematic: a good cop to offset the bad cops, the thoughtful, educable white kid and the defensive, narcissistic white kid. Marjorie Ingall, New York Times, "Y.A. Crossover," 24 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of educable

1834, in the meaning defined above

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educable

adjective
ed·​u·​ca·​ble | \ˈej-ə-kə-bəl \

Medical Definition of educable 

: affected with mild mental retardation and capable of developing academic, social, and occupational skills within the capabilities of one with a mental age between 9 and 12 years — compare trainable

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