Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being educated or taught.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being educated; susceptible of mental development.

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

  • adjective Capable of being educated.

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  • adjective Capable of being educated

Etymologies

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From New Latin *educabilis, from Latin educare ("to educate"); see educate.

Examples

  • He struck me not only as highly educated but, more importantly, highly educable, meaning that he seemed capable of mastering problems on their own terms rather than with reference to pre-existing dogmas.

    Walter Kirn: Testing, Testing

  • True the kids who can afford to go to private schools may be more educable, but put a kid from the inner city in the school and he will rise to the challenge, competing against more "educable" kids.

    Education and Income Inequality

  • They learned in their early days with prodigious rapidity, illustrating the deep difference between the "big-brain" type, relatively poor in its endowment of instinctive capacities, but eminently "educable," and the "little-brain" type, say, of ants and bees, richly endowed with instinctive capacities, but very far from being quick or glad to learn.

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told

  • Categorized as "educable," John does not have Down syndrome but more resembles Lennie from "Of Mice and Men" - a giant of a guy with a sweet nature, a thick shock of white hair, beautiful skin that never endured the ravages of alcohol and cigarettes, a low I.Q. and epilepsy.

    NYT > Home Page

  • In the many letters the SPLC found, Tanton wrote friendly correspondences to prominent white supremacists, mused whether Latinos were 'educable' and even officially queried the state of Michigan about the legality of forced sterilisation.

    Global Issues News Headlines

  • In the many letters the SPLC found, Tanton wrote friendly correspondences to prominent white supremacists, mused whether Latinos were "educable" and even officially queried the state of Michigan about the legality of forced sterilisation.

    IPS Inter Press Service

  • "I think he's educable and the business community should give him a chance."

    Humala narrowly wins Peru election

  • However, wishing to have intelligent, articulate, moderate, and educable human beings occupying high office, I shall continue to avoid the GOP.

    Huckabee warns Palin: Don't leave GOP

  • "I think he's educable and the business community should give him a chance."

    Ollanta Humala expected to win Peru's presidential election

  • "I think he's educable and the business community should give him a chance."

    Ollanta Humala expected to win Peru's presidential election

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