solvable

adjective
solv·​able | \ˈsäl-və-bəl, ˈsȯl-\

Definition of solvable 

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

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Other Words from solvable

solvability \ ˌsäl-​və-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē , ˌsȯl-​ \ noun

Examples of solvable in a Sentence

I'm sure that the mystery of what happened to the missing pizza is solvable.

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Not sure that’s solvable in a halftime talk, but if Japan and Belgium can thrill us in a second half, there’s always hope that Sweden and Switzerland can, too. The Associated Press, New York Times, "Sweden Makes World Cup Quarterfinals for First Time Since 1994," 5 July 2018 This is easily solvable, though: Just take more care to remove it. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Meet the Anti-Scrunchie," 13 June 2018 Leaders must choose not to exploit that belief and instead do the messy work of tackling solvable problems with any willing ally – even if doing so is not immediately rewarded. charlotteobserver, "Ashley Christensen," 3 July 2018 Interviews with coaches, players and administrators from these countries reveal a through line — in each case, the team found a problem that was solvable and a way to turn a weakness into a strength. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, "How Soccer’s Minnows Got to the World Cup," 16 June 2018 Leaders must choose not to exploit that belief and instead do the messy work of tackling solvable problems with any willing ally – even if doing so is not immediately rewarded. charlotteobserver, "Ashley Christensen," 3 July 2018 But potholes and even homelessness are solvable problems, at least in my opinion. Otis R. Taylor Jr., SFChronicle.com, "Fireworks fascination can never be defused, so keep your ears plugged," 9 July 2018 Leaders must choose not to exploit that belief and instead do the messy work of tackling solvable problems with any willing ally – even if doing so is not immediately rewarded. charlotteobserver, "Ashley Christensen," 3 July 2018 RapidSOS was founded by three former leaders at the Federal Communications Commission to solve this eminently solvable problem. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "Cellphone Calls to 911 Can Be Catastrophically Bad. Apple Has a Plan to Fix Them.," 18 June 2018

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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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