Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being trained, teachable, educatable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being trained or educated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being trained, educated, or drilled.

Etymologies

train +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But practically everyone is trainable, which is why colleges and universities, as enrollment has increased, have turned themselves more and more into training schools.

    Beware of information ...

  • Caleb Chung, who created the popular and perplexing talking Furby toy a few years ago, came by to show his newest pet: Pleo, a "trainable" toy that learns to lifts his legs higher when he's walking on carpet instead of a hardwood floor, and which will act shy or retiring, depending on the kid or adult who plays with him.

    What Bubble?

  • The formula was no secret, and included investing heavily in education, especially basic literacy and numeracy, and ensuring public schooling produced employees who were "trainable" by the private sector.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It provides care and therapy for children between the ages of two and six, and has classes for "trainable" mentally handicapped children.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Afghans soak up knowledge like a sponge, and they are definitely "trainable," so it is possible to get them to a level of proficiency where they can maximize the effectiveness of the new weapons.

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  • For example, look at commercial building energy efficiency retrofits: The technology is available already; The nature of the work is service-oriented and building controls and HVAC and lighting are readily "trainable" for new recruits; and the economics often make perfect sense, if only regulatory support would help address the upfront capital cost hurdle.

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  • "A horse has to be a very trainable kind of horse, and it has to respond to what you do with him in order to get through all three of these races," Tim Ritchey, who trained Afleet Alex, said in a phone interview.

    Belmont Face-Off Is More Likely

  • Shelter dogs, as well as any, have proven to be more than trainable and are so grateful to be give a home that the love and care they shower on their owners is absolutely boundless.

    Franken's first goal: Dogs for vets

  • Aristotle was one of the first to argue that morality was a trainable skill.

    Matt J. Rossano: Can You Be Good Without God?

  • "If you don't want to have all your eggs in the China basket, then think about Vietnam as an alternative, that has a cheap but young and trainable workforce in a relative sense, has political stability, has relatively favorable investment conditions and a welcome mat out for foreign investment," he said.

    Vietnam's Economy a Rising Star After Global Slump

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