Definition of operable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɒpərəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːpərəbl//
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  1. 1that functions; that can be used When will the single currency be operable?
  2. 2(of a medical condition) that can be treated by an operation See related entries: Operations
  3. opposite inoperable
    Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from late Latin operabilis, from Latin operari ‘expend labour on’, from opus, oper- ‘work’.
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