controllable controllable  /kən ˈtroʊ lə bəl/


  • (adj) capable of being controlled


  1. Tajiri: What's more important is that the monsters are controllable by the players.
  2. But bird-to-human transmission is relatively controllable because diseased flocks can be isolated or, usually, eliminated.
  3. Labor remains the single largest controllable cost for an airline.


  1. JVC unveils $18,000 4K interchangeable lens camcorder with Nikon F-mount

    Lovers of 4K and Nikon glass, rejoice: JVC has just launched a 4K large-sensor camcorder that will use Nikon F-mount lenses. The JY-HMQ30 camera will operate in manual focus mode only -- even with AF glass -- though f-stop settings will be controllable in-camera for modern lenses with no aperture ring. As with the company's fixed lens GY-HMQ10 , the interchangeable model will record AVC/H.264 4K ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Engadget

  2. Area planting almost complete; now rain is key

    A lot of factors - some controllable and some not - contribute to the success of a harvest each year.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Seymour Tribune


  1. According to Reuters, Hu said: "China will continue to steadily advance reform of the renminbi exchange rate formation mechanism following the principles of being independent, controllable and gradual."
    on May 24, 2010 By: Hu Jintao Source: Financial Times (blog)

  2. "It was 42 degrees on the road today and I tried to save as much energy as possible," Hesjedal said by phone from France. "But it was a controllable breakaway over a flat stage (187.5 kilometres from Epernay to Montargis) and I was able to...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Ryder Hesjedal Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "Honestly, it gets to a point where, you can change the way our shorts are, you know, you can change if our wristbands are too high, you can change the dress code," LeBron James said. "That's something that's controllable. But when it gets to...
    on Dec 1, 2006 By: LeBron James Source: ESPN

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