operable

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adjective op·er·a·ble \ˈä-p(ə-)rə-bəl\

Definition of operable

  1. 1 :  fit, possible, or desirable to use :  practicable

  2. 2 :  likely to result in a favorable outcome upon surgical treatment <an operable cancer>

operability

play \ˌä-p(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

operably

play \ˈä-pə-rə-blē\ adverb

Examples of operable in a sentence

  1. The radio is operable without the car running.

  2. <the historic wooden ship has been fully restored and is once again an operable seafaring vessel>

1646

First Known Use of operable

1646


OPERABLE Defined for English Language Learners

operable

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adjective op·er·a·ble \ˈä-p(ə-)rə-bəl\

Definition of operable for English Language Learners

  • : able to be used : capable of operating or of being operated

  • medical : able to be corrected or removed by surgery


Medical Dictionary

operable

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adjective op·er·a·ble \ˈäp-(ə-)rə-bəl\

Medical Definition of operable

  1. 1:  fit, possible, or desirable to use

  2. 2:  likely to result in a favorable outcome upon surgical treatment

operability

\ˌäp-(ə-)rə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

operabilities


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