man·​age·​able | \ˈma-ni-jə-bəl \

Definition of manageable 

: capable of being managed

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Other Words from manageable

manageability \ˌma-​ni-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
manageableness \ˈma-​ni-​jə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
manageably \-​blē \ 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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These can get pricey very quickly, but Logitech’s G610 Orion is a competent full-size board at a more manageable $70 price. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the home and home office," 19 Nov. 2018 After that class, everything felt a bit more manageable. Matt Ortile, SELF, "Whenever My Life Feels Out of Control, I Go to Ballet Class," 16 Aug. 2018 That might be a more manageable space from which to operate. Ezra Klein, Vox, "Is the media making American politics worse?," 22 Oct. 2018 One approach to getting reasonable accuracy with a manageable-sized grid begins with the realization that there are often large regions where not much is happening. Lee Phillips, Ars Technica, "Turbulence, the oldest unsolved problem in physics," 10 Oct. 2018 Once the frozen portion gets to be a manageable size, your dog can enjoy the treat on his own. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Homemade Frozen 'Pupsicle' Treats for Your Special Pooch," 29 Aug. 2018 There are a ton of affordable 10,000mAh battery packs out there, which offer multiple recharges in a size that’s still manageable. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The best battery packs for carrying everywhere and charging everything," 17 Aug. 2018 Along with the new screen comes a new design the keeps the Galaxy Tab S4’s footprint manageable. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4 is a work-first tablet built to take on the iPad Pro and Surface Laptop," 1 Aug. 2018 The plan is to sell the app to schools and school districts, which would distribute the app quickly and be more manageable than individual sales. Rob Wile, miamiherald, "Her students needed emotional support. Her new app could soon help all Dade kids. | Miami Herald," 3 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of manageable

: easy to control or deal with

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a knickknack or trinket

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