operably
adverb see operable

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • operably — See operability. * * * …   Universalium

  • operably — É‘prÉ™blɪ / É’p adv. in an operable manner; in a way than can be treated surgically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • operably — op·er·a·bly …   English syllables

  • operably — adverb see operable …   Useful english dictionary

  • operable — adjective Date: 1646 1. fit, possible, or desirable to use ; practicable 2. likely to result in a favorable outcome upon surgical treatment < an operable cancer > • operability noun • operably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • operable — operability, n. operably, adv. /op euhr euh beuhl, op reuh /, adj. 1. that can be treated by a surgical operation. Cf. inoperable (def. 2). 2. capable of being put into use, operation, or practice. [1640 50; < LL operabilis, equiv. to opera(ri)… …   Universalium

  • operable — [äp′ər ə bəl] adj. [ML operabilis: see OPERATE & ABLE] 1. practicable or feasible 2. able to function or be operated, as a machine 3. that can be treated by a surgical operation operability n. operably adv …   English World dictionary

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