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 (ə-mē′nə-bəl, ə-mĕn′ə-)
a. Willing to accept a suggestion or submit to authority: "a class that is all the more amenable to control for living perpetually under the threat of deportation" (Amitav Ghosh).
b. Ready to consent; agreeable: Are you amenable to a change in schedule?
2. Responsible to higher authority; accountable: amenable to the law. See Synonyms at responsible.
3. Susceptible or open, as to testing or criticism: "The phenomenon of mind ... is much more complex, though also more amenable to scientific investigation, than anyone suspected" (Michael D. Lemonick).

[Probably alteration of Middle English menable, from Old French, from mener, to lead, from Latin mināre, to drive, from minārī, to threaten, from minae, threats; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

a·me′na·bil′i·ty, a·me′na·ble·ness n.
a·me′na·bly adv.
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Noun1.amenability - the trait of being cooperativeamenability - the trait of being cooperative  
tractability, tractableness, flexibility - the trait of being easily persuaded


The quality or state of willingly carrying out the wishes of others:


n (= responsiveness: of people) → Zugänglichkeit f; the amenability of these data to the theorydie Möglichkeit, diese Daten in die Theorie einzuordnen
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Pellegrini may have guided City through to the Champions League last 16 for the first time - but in a far more amenable group than those his predecessor was afforded.
[7] proved then that Moore's theorem holds for CA on any amenable group, but fails for groups that have a free subgroup on two generators.
They are the most amenable group to supportive counseling.
In a groundbreaking paper [15], Shalom discovered deep connections between the representation theory of an amenable group and aspects of its large-scale geometry.
To see that the converse is not true, take for X the Cayley graph of a finitely generated amenable group [GAMMA] that contains an infinite binary tree (see Remark 3.5 for the existence of such group).
In this paper, we consider completely bounded surjective linear maps from the Fourier algebra of a locally compact amenable group into a completely contractive Banach algebra which is faithful and factors weakly.
Also, it will be shown that [L.sup.1] (G) is [phi]-biflat if and only if G is an amenable group. Also we will show that A(G) is [phi]-biprojective if and only if G is a discrete group.
Here, we shall directly (although in the argument, we use the fact that Z is an amenable group) show that [l.sup.1] (Z) is approximately injective .
(v) A locally compact group G is called inner amenable group if it admits an inner invariant mean on [L.sup.[infinity]](G).
If G is an infinite amenable group and there is a H-set Y such that the H-action is amenable and the action of A on Y is free, then [G.sub.*A] H is in A.
[22] Watatani, Y, The character groups of amenable group [C.sup.*]-algebras, Math.