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tractable (adj.)

"manageable," early 15c., from Latin tractabilis "that may be touched or handled, workable, tangible, manageable," figuratively, "pliant," from tractare "to handle, manage" (see treat (v.)). Related: Tractability.

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Definitions of tractable

tractable (adj.)
easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler;
tractable young minds
Synonyms: manipulable
tractable (adj.)
responsive to suggestions and influences;
a tractable student
Synonyms: amenable
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