Definition of workable in English:

workable

Syllabification: work·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈwərkəbəl
 
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adjective

  • 1Able to be worked, fashioned, or manipulated: more flour and salt can be added until they make a workable dough
    More example sentences
    • That way come the spring the soil will hopefully be much more workable than this year, when the bed vacated by the pigs was quite badly panned and took a lot of effort to open up.
    • As the ground becomes warmer and more workable, plant out onion sets and shallots in the vegetable plot.
    • The solvents act to decrease the viscosity of the bitumen making it more workable.

Derivatives

workability

Pronunciation: /ˌwərkəˈbilitē/
noun
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  • As with other metal systems, copper is intentionally alloyed to improve its strength without unduly degrading ductility or workability.
  • It requires sensitivity to each country's history and cultures to ensure the workability and legitimacy of the institutions that have to be built as part of the reform.
  • We also need to address the issue of workability, which is a particular issue for ‘adaptive’ women with young families and older workers.

workably

adverb
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  • Industry critics pointed out that California's electricity supply was ‘not workably competitive,’ and predicted that price competition among producers would not take place.
  • In some long run sense, however, these effects disappear and, under the conditions presumed necessary for a workably competitive economy, the primary conclusion seems to stand up.
  • In its ‘fairy story’ version, the objection does not even deal with workably comprehensive belief-systems, concentrating rather on individual stories or theories.

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