educable ed"u*ca*ble ([e^]d"[-u]*k[.a]*b'l; 135), a. [Cf. F. ['e]ducable.] Capable of being educated. ``Men are educable.'' --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

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  • éducable — [ edykabl ] adj. • 1831; de éduquer ♦ Apte à recevoir l éducation. Les animaux, « Dieu ne les a point faits éducables dans le sens complet du mot » (Hugo). ⊗ CONTR. Inéducable. ● éducable adjectif Qui est apte à être éduqué. éducable adj. Qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • educable — adj. Susceptible de ser educado. * * * educable. adj. Que puede recibir educación …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • educable — educable, educible Educable is the adjective formed from educate, and educible the adjective formed from educe (= bring out, develop). See able, ible …   Modern English usage

  • educable — 1842 (implied in educability); see EDUCATE (Cf. educate) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • educable — adj. Que puede recibir educación …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • educable — [ej′o͞o kə bəl, ej′əkə bəl] adj. that can be educated or trained educability n …   English World dictionary

  • ÉDUCABLE — adj. des deux genres Qui est apte à recevoir l’éducation. Ce peuple est arriéré, mais il est intelligent et éducable. Il a bien peu d’intelligence; il n’est pas éducable …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • educable — ed|u|ca|ble [ˈedjukəbəl US ˈedʒə ] adj able to learn or be educated ▪ At that time, deaf children were not considered educable …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • educable — educate ► VERB 1) give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to. 2) give training in or information on a particular subject. DERIVATIVES educable adjective educative adjective educator noun. ORIGIN Latin educare lead out …   English terms dictionary

  • educable — adjective Date: 1845 capable of being educated; specifically capable of some degree of learning • educability noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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