Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being controlled, checked, or restrained; subject to regulation or command.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being controlled, checked, or restrained; amenable to command.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Able to be controlled; subject to regulation or command.

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

  • adjective capable of being controlled

Etymologies

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control +‎ -able

Examples

  • Then it had to remain controllable and stable at subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speeds up to Mach 4 by mid-1942, ten years after development had started.

    MIND MELD: The Best Spaceships in Written Science Fiction

  • There's no rigidly defined technical definition of multitasking (as opposed to, say, how TCP/IP works), so Apple can get a pass on saying "many things happening at once triggered by separate apps and controllable" is multitasking, when this is really something different.

    Remember The iPhone? « PubliCola

  • The antiseptic properties of large-scale tea drinking may have brought the sewerage conditions within controllable limits.

    All about Tea

  • Expenses the city describes as controllable are forecast to decline by $437 million, a 1.9% drop.

    Budget Plan Has Less Pain

  • Sudden news of a loss creates emotions that may not be controllable, which is a potential problem in what is supposed to be a controlled environment.

    Forbes.com: News

  • A R.O.A.D. specialty also meant a better ability to have what doctors called a controllable lifestyle.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Between 1996 and 2003, the proportion of women graduating from U.S. medical schools who chose more "controllable" lifestyles -- specialties allowing them to dictate hours spent on the job -- doubled.

    As Doctors Get a Life, Strains Show

  • He chose to call it a "power emergency" instead of a power crisis because, as he put it, the situation had been "controllable".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • And if this kind of controllable probabilistic dependence existed, λ-distribution would also obtain; for if such dependence existed, the actual distribution of pairs 'states (in which the pair always have the same state, the quantum-mechanical state) would cease to be the quantum-equilbrium distribution.

    Action at a Distance in Quantum Mechanics

  • For instance, depressed individuals tend to use more counterfactuals, and in particular, more counterfactuals for "controllable" events1.

    If We Had a Cognitive Account of Counterfactuals, This Would Be It

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