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Definition of "operable" []

  • Being such that use or operation is possible: an operable machine. (adjective)
  • Possible to put into practice; practicable: an operable plan. (adjective)
  • Treatable by surgical operation with a reasonable degree of safety and chance of success: an operable cancer. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "operable" in a sentence
  • "I think the presumption is that it will be in operable conditions and will be used either for sport, or in emergencies, which can’t be predicted."
  • "The device also would have been operable, which is the ultimate goal."
  • "Then, airlines must provide food and water after a two-hour delay, as well as "operable" toilets and medical attention if needed."
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