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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tractableness - the trait of being easily persuadedtractableness - 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


The quality or state of willingly carrying out the wishes of others:
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The project would offer the tractableness to load-shift more regions from the Hazelmere Dam system to the Durban Heights System.
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