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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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 First, there’s a foundational question: are high standards intrinsic or teachable? Laura Mandaro, USA TODAY, "Amazon's Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime members top 100 million," 18 Apr. 2018 Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images In the past decade, the idea that performing under pressure is both a skill unto itself and a teachable skill has gained greater traction within front offices. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "David Price and Clayton Kershaw Are the Great Mysteries of October Baseball," 15 Oct. 2018 That was more than 15 years and countless teachable lessons ago. Scott Craven, USA TODAY, "Lessons my son taught me: A Father's Day special," 13 June 2018 According to its website, Atavus Sports uses a tackling system built on teachable technique and fundamentals, informed by actionable data and analytics and able to maximize player and team performance across all levels of the game. Houston Chronicle Sports, Houston Chronicle, "THSCA, UIL select Atavus Sports to lead new tackling certification program," 20 Mar. 2018 Furby: This teachable critter was all the rage over the 1998 holiday season. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Furby! Tamagotchi! Tickle Me Elmo! The 10 Most Iconic Products You Could Find at Toys 'R' Us," 9 Mar. 2018 Have we now learned that making teachable feminist moments out of pop culture attention grabs is probably not necessary? Vogue, "Was Cardi B, or Her Publicist, in on Offset's "Surprise" Appearance at Her Show?," 17 Dec. 2018 In fact, a lawyer had recently set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park (as a statement against fossil fuel use), and the incident led to a teachable classroom moment about the tradition and culture of self-immolation. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "How College Courses on Happiness and Humiliation Became the Hottest Trend on Campus," 11 July 2018

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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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