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

  • adj. Capable of being worked, dealt with, or handled.
  • adj. Capable of being put into effective operation; practicable or feasible. See Synonyms at possible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of functioning.
  • adj. Able to be worked or fashioned

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being worked, or worth working.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That can be worked, or that is worth working: as, a workable mine; workable coal.
  • Practicable; feasible: as, a workable scheme for lighting the streets.
  • Capable of being stirred or influenced.
  • Capable of being set at work.

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

  • adj. capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

Etymologies

work +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

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