Definitions for operableˈɒp ər ə bəl, ˈɒp rə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•er•a•bleˈɒp ər ə bəl, ˈɒp rə-(adj.)

  1. treatable by a surgical operation.

    Category: Surgery

    Ref: Compare inoperable (def. 2). 2

  2. capable of being put into use, operation, or practice.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. operable(adj)

    capable of being treated by surgical operation

    "an operable cancer"

  2. functional, usable, useable, operable, operational(adj)

    fit or ready for use or service

    "the toaster was still functional even after being dropped"; "the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable"; "an operational aircraft"; "the dishwasher is now in working order"

  3. operable, practicable(adj)

    usable for a specific purpose

    "an operable plan"; "a practicable solution"


  1. operable(Adjective)

    Able to be operated or used

  2. operable(Adjective)

    Able to be put into operation; practicable

  3. operable(Adjective)

    Able to be treated by surgery

Anagrams of operable

  1. ropeable


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