- practicable or feasible
- able to function or be operated, as a machine
- that can be treated by a surgical operation
Origin of operableMedieval Latin operabilis: see operate and amp; -able
- Being such that use or operation is possible: an operable machine.
- Possible to put into practice; practicable: an operable plan.
- Treatable by surgical operation with a reasonable degree of safety and chance of success: an operable cancer.
(comparative more operable, superlative most operable)