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

     

    workable

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈwɜːkəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrkəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1(of a system, an idea, etc.) that can be used successfully and effectively synonym practical a workable plan I’m sure we can come to some workable arrangement. a workable framework/programme/proposal/solution/system
  2. 2that you can shape, spread, dig, etc. Add more water until the dough is workable. Plant the shrubs when the soil is soft and workable.
  3. 3(of a mine, etc.) that can still be used and will make a profit
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