teach·​able | \ ˈtē-chə-bəl How to pronounce teachable (audio) \

Definition of teachable

1a : capable of being taught
b : apt and willing to learn
2 : favorable to teaching

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Other Words from teachable

teachableness noun
teachably \ ˈtē-​chə-​blē How to pronounce teachably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of teachable in a Sentence

students who are teachable and eager to learn The book's style makes it very teachable.

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Why not make this a teachable moment and try to instill Darwin’s concept of survival of the fittest? Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, "Singin’ in the Acid Rain," 24 June 2019 How can food writers and culinarians who want to see more chefs like Adjepong on TV and behind the stove continue the momentum and keep using that episode as a teachable moment? Shauna Stuart | Sstuart@al.com, al.com, "Chef Todd Richards on empowering chefs to better understand soul food," 21 June 2019 This is a teachable moment for those opposed to Civil War Days. Charles Selle, chicagotribune.com, "Selle: Great divide remains over course of county’s Civil War Days," 17 June 2019 Mistakes, accidents, teachable moments—this is how children learn in the physical world. Darren Shou, WIRED, "The Next Big Privacy Hurdle? Teaching AI to Forget," 12 June 2019 This is one of those teachable moments for all the basketball coaches and want to be baseball coaches and parents and kids that are out there. Andrew Sharp And Ben Golliver, SI.com, "Trying to Process the Shock and Horror of Kevin Durant's Achilles Injury," 11 June 2019 The Twitter mob is not on Katherine’s side, and neither is the movie, which takes her humiliation as a teachable moment. New York Times, "‘Late Night’ Review: Emma Thompson Takes On the Old Boys of Network TV," 5 June 2019 Money Talks Experts on how to turn an embarrassing question into a teachable moment. John Brodie, Town & Country, "How to Talk to Your Children About Money," 29 Jan. 2019 If the collapse of the Soviet Union, decades of economic stagnation in Cuba and the destruction of Venezuela’s economy weren’t teachable moments for young (and old) socialists, a business misstep by Airbus won’t change socialist hearts and minds. WSJ, "Demise of Airbus 380 As a Socialist Failure," 26 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of teachable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of teachable

: able and willing to learn : capable of being taught
: allowing something to be taught or learned easily

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