ma·​nip·​u·​la·​ble | \ mə-ˈni-pyə-lə-bəl How to pronounce manipulable (audio) \

Definition of manipulable

: capable of being manipulated

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manipulability \ mə-​ˌni-​pyə-​lə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce manipulable (audio) \ noun

Examples of manipulable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The game becomes more predictable, and thus, more manipulable. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "In a Game of Diplomatic Warfare, This Negotiator Has the Upper Hand," 29 Sep. 2020 No fair using coordinate geometry — every point must be delineated by one single arithmetically manipulable number only. Quanta Magazine, "How to Find Simple Treasures in Complex Numbers," 14 Feb. 2019 His specialized media approach — including manipulable online data feeds, a global newswire, and extensive magazine and broadcast outlets — have turned the business of business news upside down. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "18 Biographies of the Most Successful People in Business," 22 June 2018 You are being duped—by the hysteria of the biased media, by the cherry-picking of only seemingly tragic images, by your own manipulable humanity. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "How to Look Away," 20 June 2018 Still, the company's Steam ban reflects on Valve's continuing efforts to clean up the highly manipulable world of user reviews. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Valve bans developer after employees leave fake user reviews [Updated]," 14 Feb. 2018 Their worth as commodities was a function of pure, irrational desire, and their economic fate proved that nothing is more manipulable than desire. Lily Rothman, Time, "The Real Economic Madness Behind Tulip Fever," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of manipulable

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Manipulable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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