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Related to tractability: accustomed, invigorating, reminiscent


1. Easily managed or controlled; governable.
2. Easily handled or worked; malleable.

[Latin tractābilis, from tractāre, to manage, frequentative of trahere, to draw.]

trac′ta·bil′i·ty, trac′ta·ble·ness n.
trac′ta·bly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tractability - the trait of being easily persuadedtractability - the trait of being easily persuaded
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
manageability, manageableness - capable of being managed or controlled
docility - the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable
domestication, tameness - the attribute of having been domesticated
amenability, amenableness, cooperativeness - the trait of being cooperative
obedience - the trait of being willing to obey
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control
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The quality or state of willingly carrying out the wishes of others:
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n (lit: of metal) → Formbarkeit f, → Bearbeitbarkeit f; (fig) (of child, animal, disposition)Fügsamkeit f, → Lenkbarkeit f; (of problem)(leichte) Lösbarkeit
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Mrs Durbeyfield was only too delighted at this tractability. First she fetched a great basin, and washed Tess's hair with such thoroughness that when dried and brushed it looked twice as much as at other times.
We may, perhaps, succeed in restoring her to them, if she is not obstinate: but I trace lines of force in her face which make me sceptical of her tractability." He stood considering me some minutes; then added, "She looks sensible, but not at all handsome."
She went--as docile as a well-trained child; she was a curious mixture of tractability and firmness: I sat thinking about her, and wondering what her plan could be, when she re-entered.
In our research tractability extends to a fourth concern: Can the computational cognitive models we write interact with the simulated task environment to perform the task?
in the personages of the man and woman dancing," gives birth to a superior, androgyne virtue (thus, "wilful opinion and tractability ...
Audi takes a clue from the racing world and ups the ante to five per cylinder (three intakes) for its luxury line, benefiting the company's high-tech profile without any apparent sacrifice of smoothness or tractability.
These seem eminently plausible as factors affecting the balance of power between houses, although it is a pity that, for reasons of tractability, the upper house was allowed to have uncertainty about the lower, but not vice versa.
But I suspect it would have led to a greater tractability of the subject matter.
In all of these streams of research, there tends to be a tension between empirical tractability to allow quantified data analysis, on the one hand, and ecological validity, on the other.
They include tractability, resonance with organizational culture, learning a new methodology, contribution to knowledge, and assistance in a job search.
Our coherence account has two major advantages over Achinstein's probabilistic account: computational tractability and psychological plausibility.
In this paper, however, we assume that each retailer selects the same level of margin for both products for analytical tractability.(2)