ed·​u·​ca·​ble | \ ˈe-jə-kə-bəl How to pronounce educable (audio) \

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 How to pronounce educability (audio) \ noun

Examples of educable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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ed·​u·​ca·​ble | \ ˈej-ə-kə-bəl How to pronounce educable (audio) \

Medical Definition of educable

: affected with mild intellectual disability 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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