Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Possible to solve: solvable problems; a solvable riddle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being solved.
  • adj. Capable of being dissolved or liquefied.
  • adj. Capable of being paid and discharged.
  • adj. Able to pay one's debts; solvent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Susceptible of being solved, resolved, or explained; admitting of solution.
  • adj. Capable of being paid and discharged.
  • adj. Able to pay one's debts; solvent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Payable.
  • Solvent.
  • Capable of being solved, resolved, or explained: as, equations above the fourth degree are not solvable by means of radicals. Also solvible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being solved

Etymologies

solve +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cases would either be identified as solvable, with sound investigative leads that can be given to detectives to follow up, or still open.

    ajc.com - News

  • Simple games of poker are certainly 'solvable' in the way that oh, say, checkers is solvable.

    Singularity Watch, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges appeared Thursday on CBS's Washington Unplugged to talk about childhood hunger in the United States, which he described as a "solvable" problem for which Americans should be ashamed.

    Jeff Bridges Promotes 'No Kid Hungry' Campaign (VIDEO)

  • Partly it is not "solvable" people cannot get thuings just because they would like them.

    The Witch Cooper

  • I don't think RMT is "solvable" given the setup of a game like WoW, and I think the fixes that have been discussed will only end up inconveniencing legitimate players while the farmers find loopholes.

    Attitudes to RMT

  • HARRIS: Investigators inside the task force tell me they feel this case is "solvable," especially if they can find the driver shown in that sketch made public overnight -- Soledad.

    CNN Transcript Aug 22, 2003

  • Do activists have an addiction to images that empower them with "solvable" ideals and ignore those who are closer to home?

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • He said he believes the state's economic woes are "solvable" but also said he doesn't expect to see immediate, drastic improvement in the state's financial situation.

    The Times-Journal: News

  • He said the biggest stumbling block to an advance -- differences between India and the U.S. -- is "solvable" and that "people around the world are agreed" on the need for a new trade deal.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • First, she emphasized that the achievement gap in American public schools is "solvable," and that Americans have "a sense of responsibility to take this problem on."

    The Harvard Crimson :: News

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