operable

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɒpərəbəl/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɑpərəbəl, ˈɑprə-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(opər ə bəl, oprə-)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
op•er•a•ble /ˈɑpərəbəl, ˈɑprə-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Surgeryable to be treated by a surgical operation.
  2. capable of being put into use, operation, or practice:an operable plan.
See -oper-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
op•er•a•ble  (opər ə bəl, oprə-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Surgerythat can be treated by a surgical operation. Cf.  inoperable (def. 2).
  2. capable of being put into use, operation, or practice.
op′er•a•bili•ty, n. 
oper•a•bly, adv. 
  • Late Latin operābilis, equivalent. to operā() to work + -bilis -ble
  • 1640–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
operable /ˈɒpərəbəl ˈɒprə-/ adj
  1. capable of being treated by a surgical operation
  2. capable of being operated
  3. capable of being put into practice

ˌoperaˈbility n ˈoperably adv
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