Controllable
Controllable Con*trol"la*ble, a. Capable of being controlled, checked, or restrained; amenable to command. [1913 Webster]

Passion is the drunkeness of the mind, and, therefore, . . . not always controllable by reason. --South. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • controllable — index corrigible, malleable, obedient, pliable, tractable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • controllable — (adj.) 1570s, from CONTROL (Cf. control) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • controllable — [[t]kəntro͟ʊləb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is controllable you are able to control or influence it. They introduced fins for surfboards, making them more controllable. ...controllable aspects of life …   English dictionary

  • controllable — con|trol|la|ble [ kən trouləbl ] adjective capable of being controlled or kept within safe limits: controllable costs The disease is controllable but not curable …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • controllable — UK [kənˈtrəʊləb(ə)l] / US [kənˈtroʊləb(ə)l] adjective capable of being controlled or kept within safe limits controllable costs The disease is controllable but not curable …   English dictionary

  • controllable — con|trol|la|ble [kənˈtrəuləbəl US ˈtroul ] adj able to be controlled ▪ Diabetes is a serious but controllable disease …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • controllable — adjective possible to be controlled: Central heating makes the temperature of your home easily controllable …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • controllable — valdomas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. controllable vok. steuerbar rus. управляемый pranc. réglable …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • controllable — control ► NOUN 1) the power to influence people s behaviour or the course of events. 2) the restriction of an activity or phenomenon. 3) a means of limiting or regulating something: exchange controls. 4) a device by which a machine is regulated.… …   English terms dictionary

  • controllable — adjective see control I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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