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1. Capable of being put into effective operation; practicable or feasible: a workable compromise. See Synonyms at possible.
2. Capable of being worked, dealt with, or handled: workable clay.

work′a·bil′i·ty, work′a·ble·ness n.
work′a·bly adv.
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(Tech, of material) → Bearbeitungsfähigkeit f
(Tech, of machine) → Betriebsfähigkeit f
(of a plan etc) → Durchführbarkeit f
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This definition signifies that when considering whether a claimant can engage in alternative work, the construct under investigation is the claimant's employability rather than his or her placeability. The evaluation at this stage of the disability determination process is therefore concentrated on characteristics (e.g., knowledge, skills, and abilities; education and training; licenses and certifications) that influence whether an individual can do a job, and not characteristics (e.g., job availability in a local area; hiring practices of employers; cyclical economic conditions) that influence whether an individual can get a job.
In the composition of these concretes there are used both single chemical modifiers, improving the placeability of concrete mixtures and contributing to improving the physical and mechanical performance of concrete, and complex additives, including tens of single chemical admixtures of various functional purposes.
A comparative analysis of business majors' attitudes toward disability, job applicant disability status, and the placeability of persons with disabilities (Unpublished doctoral dissertation), Florida State University, Tallahassee.
They are formulated blends of specialty chemicals that are designed to control the placeability, finishability, and setting time of concrete, according to Adams.
The right mixture for the concrete is needed so that the pavement has high quality and the required strength; however, the moldability and placeability of the concrete in the intended application is critical also.
The end result is a backfill mixture that shows improved placeability and strength.