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Capable of being educated or taught: educable youngsters.

ed′u·ca·bil′i·ty n.


(ˈɛdjʊkəbəl) or


capable of being trained or educated; able to learn
ˌeducaˈbility, ˌeduˌcataˈbility n


(ˈɛdʒ ʊ kə bəl)

also ed•u•cat•a•ble

(-ˌkeɪ tə bəl)

1. capable of being educated.
2. of or designating mildly retarded individuals who may achieve self-sufficiency.
ed`u•ca•bil′i•ty, n.
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Capable of being educated:


[ˈedjʊkəbl] ADJeducable


adjerziehbar; (academically) → ausbildbar


[ˈɛdjʊkəbl] adjeducabile
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It had occurred to him that he must not any longer defer his intention of matrimony, and he had reflected that in taking a wife, a man of good position should expect and carefully choose a blooming young lady--the younger the better, because more educable and submissive--of a rank equal to his own, of religious principles, virtuous disposition, and good understanding.
Tachistoscopic training as a supplement to reading instruction for educable mentally retarded children.
Bucher, Brolin, and Kunce (1987) investigated the adult employment status of 153 students who were educable mentally retarded and 81 students who were severely learning disabled and who, as grade school students, all received a competency-based, life-centered career education curriculum developed by Brolin (1985).
everyone is not educable, then it makes no sense to say that everyone
Veamos ahora la segunda categoria, el docente, dada su relacion con el sujeto educable.
Educators have been quick to classify students who require special attention with a variety of negative labels--Learning Disabled (LD), Emotionally Handicapped (EH), Emotionally Disturbed (ED), Educationally Disadvantaged (ED), Educable Mentally Retarded (EMR), and so forth.
The roots of this cultural value can be found in the Confucian tradition emphasizing that every person is educable.
The emotionally or physically challenged, displaced homemakers, incarcerated juveniles and adults, and the workers whose jobs were being made obsolete by new technology were also being seen as educable individuals who would be able to give something back to society in return.
It is, however, the State's obligation to underwrite the cost of an adequate education for each educable child.
But as good as hand-made brandies--such as the California boutique brands and small distillery Cognacs with cult followings--are reputed to be, the service problem is making the match between educable customer and the spirit.
The framers of the Carolina could not hope to staff all courts with educated men, but did hope to staff them with the educable -- people who would look to a model endorsed by experts and emperor and envision themselves as cooperators with them in a common enterprise.
Bernice remembers, "The staff at the private school he attended claimed he was not educable.