man·​age·​able | \ ˈma-ni-jə-bəl How to pronounce manageable (audio) \

Definition of manageable

: capable of being managed

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Other Words from manageable

manageability \ ˌma-​ni-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce manageability (audio) \ noun
manageableness \ ˈma-​ni-​jə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce manageableness (audio) \ noun
manageably \ ˈma-​ni-​jə-​blē How to pronounce manageably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of manageable in a Sentence

We bought smaller, more manageable suitcases. They divided the students into three manageable groups. The conditioner makes your hair more manageable.
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Recent Examples on the Web If your library is taunting you with unplayed games, here's how to make things more manageable—and fun again. Whitson Gordon, Wired, "How to Get Through Your Overflowing Game Library," 8 Oct. 2020 They are outfitted with rubber soles that funnels water away from your feet so make slippery rocks and rivers manageable. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "20 great pairs of shoes perfect for fall," 24 Sep. 2020 The smaller number of guests make an elegant meal more manageable and less expensive. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "From self-serve food to batched cocktails, here are safety tips for Kentucky Derby at home," 29 Aug. 2020 Positivity rates are hovering at about 5% weekly, a level of new infections considered manageable by health officials and hospital systems. Adelaide Chen,, "Central Florida economy stuck in plateau as hotels remain mostly empty, I-4 traffic stays light," 28 Aug. 2020 To keep crowds manageable and socially distanced, sales will be held weekly from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday., "Back to its roots," 27 Aug. 2020 For Oregon State, giving every player an additional year of eligibility appears manageable. oregonlive, "Oregon State football fall 2021 scholarship roster after NCAA approves an extra year of eligibility due to pandemic," 26 Aug. 2020 In order to keep the load manageable for a lookup system that must service the entire world, DNS is designed as a many-stage hierarchy. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "A Chrome feature is creating enormous load on global root DNS servers," 25 Aug. 2020 Ideas from parents for teachers Make screen time manageable. Heather E. Schwartz, National Geographic, "Parents and teachers weigh in on having each others’ backs," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of manageable

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of manageable was in 1598

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18 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Manageable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of manageable

: easy to control or deal with

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