workable

adjective
work·​able | \ ˈwər-kə-bəl How to pronounce workable (audio) \

Definition of workable

1 : capable of being worked a workable material
2 : practicable, feasible a workable system

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Other Words from workable

workability \ ˌwər-​kə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce workability (audio) \ noun
workableness \ ˈwər-​kə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce workableness (audio) \ noun

Examples of workable in a Sentence

I think the plan is quite workable. Chill the cookie dough until it is more workable.

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Deutsche Bank AG will likely depend on an obscure but valuable accounting quirk to make a deal for smaller rival Commerzbank AG workable. Patricia Kowsmann And Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "Deutsche Bank-Commerzbank Deal Might Rest on Mountain of ‘Badwill’," 14 Apr. 2019 President Sergio Mattarella, who negotiated through three months of political deadlock to finally find a workable government, presided over the ceremony in the gilded Quirinale Palace. Nicole Winfield, chicagotribune.com, "Italian populists sworn into power as euroskeptics cheer birth of new government coalition," 1 June 2018 President Sergio Mattarella, who negotiated through three months of political deadlock to finally find a workable government, presided over the ceremony in the gilded Quirinale Palace. Washington Post, "Italian populists sworn into power as euroskeptics cheer," 1 June 2018 Nordschleife was still workable for Group C though, which held its 1983 1000kms of Nürburgring there. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Porsche shatters the Nürburgring record we thought was unbreakable," 30 June 2018 Late Friday, Thai officials were still trying to come up with a workable extraction plan for the group trapped for nearly two weeks deep inside the cavern, stoking fears that all available options remain too risky. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "Efforts to rescue boys from Thai cave stall as it becomes clear just how risky every method is," 6 July 2018 Successfully objecting the move, Collins argued the bill was the best workable option. Eli Watkins, CNN, "House panel advances bill to improve US prisons," 9 May 2018 In the meantime, there are plenty of applications for which something the size of a soda can is perfectly workable, and still more for which warm objects can power smaller, coin-size perpetual sensors. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Here Comes ‘Smart Dust,’ the Tiny Computers That Pull Power from the Air," 8 Nov. 2018 Separating this intricate and almost hopelessly tangled web into three workable parts? Dale Kasler, sacbee, "This one issue could make splitting California into three states virtually impossible," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of workable

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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workable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of workable

: able to be used successfully
: able to be easily shaped or worked with

workable

adjective
work·​able | \ ˈwər-kə-bəl How to pronounce workable (audio) \

Kids Definition of workable

: capable of being worked or done a workable plan Is this radio workable?

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