workable

adjective

work·​able ˈwər-kə-bəl How to pronounce workable (audio)
1
: capable of being worked
a workable material
2
: practicable, feasible
a workable system
workability noun
workableness noun

Examples of workable in a Sentence

I think the plan is quite workable. Chill the cookie dough until it is more workable.
Recent Examples on the Web More than anything, Reenie’s constant presence on an open retainer underlined one of my greatest points of confusion about the show: I’m not convinced that Tracker proves that what Colter Shaw does is a workable business plan for anybody involved. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2024 The country may need another national vote before too long to secure a more stable and workable government. Ayesha Jalal, The Conversation, 11 Feb. 2024 Revisions long needed The city has long known that revisions would be needed to make the original ordinance workable for San Diego. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 At the same time, Gomberg said conserving water in cities and suburbs is also important, and the state’s regulations offer a workable approach. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan. 2024 This new tech is based on principles first explored by chemists in the 1960s and turned into workable solar cells in the 1980s. Christopher Mims, WSJ, 13 Jan. 2024 Users would see a workable buy button right on top of the playing video. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 20 Dec. 2023 Late last year, a trio of researchers delivered a workable algorithm that’s nearly as fast as theoretically possible. Quanta Magazine, 20 Dec. 2023 Or a workable solution for that incongruity is yet to be developed. Kate Vitasek, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Workable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workable. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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workable

adjective
work·​able ˈwər-kə-bəl How to pronounce workable (audio)
1
: capable of being worked
2
: feasible
a workable solution to the problem

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