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 Gina Stilp, executive director of the Zilber Family Foundation, who chairs the alliance's executive committee, said the housing situation is solvable if organizations work together. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2021 My original thesis stated that while disappointing, Intel’s delay of its 7nm chips was a manufacturing problem that was solvable over the long term. David Trainer, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Unfortunately, our report reveals that only a third of people believe that fake news is a solvable problem, and that misinformation can be weeded out to make the internet a safer place. Sebastiaan Van Der Lans, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 Another prevalent and readily solvable problem is discarding delicious parts of vegetables by home cooks who don’t know how to use them. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2021 For parents of older kids, Brown’s suggestions may serve as quaint reminders of the cozy bubble of early motherhood, when problems seem solvable and the outside world has not yet broken in. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2021 This is a solvable problem, there can be an end to this? Eben Shapiro, Time, 14 Mar. 2021 That could well be because its solvable mysteries channel some of the frequencies of this cultural and political moment—a drive for knowingness, an assumption of ambient manipulation. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 26 Feb. 2021 The probes will also need to transmit observations back to Earth using onboard lasers with just a few watts of power—a problem potentially solvable by using the giant Earthbound laser array as a receiver. Lee Billings, Scientific American, 12 Apr. 2016

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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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11 Jun 2021

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“Solvable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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