solv·​able | \ ˈsäl-və-bəl How to pronounce solvable (audio) , ˈsȯl- \

Definition of solvable

: susceptible of solution or of being solved, resolved, or explained a solvable problem

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solvability \ ˌsäl-​və-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce solvable (audio) , ˌsȯl-​ \ noun

Examples of solvable in a Sentence

I'm sure that the mystery of what happened to the missing pizza is solvable.
Recent Examples on the Web But these problems have been solvable for some time. Mahesh Nandyala, Forbes, 25 July 2022 Then, in 1830, the 18-year-old political firebrand Évariste Galois extended this work by giving exact criteria for when a polynomial of any degree is solvable. Quanta Magazine, 30 June 2022 The two New York clubs suffer from solvable logisitical issues. Ian Nicholas Quillen, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Another solvable problem—especially once global supply chain issues get sorted out—is that 6 percent said EVs were hard to find. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 27 May 2022 One example of a solvable problem that urgently needs solving is, of course, global warming. Jarl Jensen, Forbes, 5 May 2022 The atmosphere at the Paris event is filled with the sense that cybersecurity is a solvable challenge, according to Mr. Ilves. Isabelle Bousquette, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 The issues related to equality in digitization are solvable. Naveen Joshi, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 The problem, in part, is that improvement requires a belief that these problems are even solvable — and that can be difficult when morale is low. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of solvable

circa 1676, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of solvable was circa 1676

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“Solvable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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