operable operable  /ˈɑ pə rə bəl/


  1. (adj) capable of being treated by surgical operation
  2. (adj) fit or ready for use or service
  3. (adj) usable for a specific purpose


  1. RCA's case was not strong, since it could produce no evidence that in 1923 Zworykin had produced an operable television transmitter.
  2. The dilemma facing the car companies is that owners in the recession hope that they can keep their cars operable by spending a few hundred dollars a year on repairs.
  3. There, Royero recently met with a shaman, Jacinto Martinez, 62, whose wife had died hours earlier from an operable eye tumor.


  1. ADA Compliant Portable Pool Lift Designed by Spectrum Aquatics Now Offered by Rehabmart.com

    Featuring a robust operating system, their ADA compliant Portable Freedom Pool Lift is battery powered and self-operable from both the water and deck. Highlighting a 300 pound lifting capacity, the Portable Freedom does not require an anchor and is instead mounted on an easily moved and weighted base. (PRWeb June 15, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/pool_lift/ada ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Man airlifted following Newport News kitchen fire

    NEWPORT NEWS-- A Newport News man was airlifted by Nightengale for burns he suffered during a house fire Friday. Officials say the man has significant burns on 10-15% of his body.  No word on his condition.  Crews responded to the 1200 Block of 28th Street around 2:30 p.m. for an accidental kitchen fire.  The structure sustained minor damage. Officials say there were no operable smoke detectors ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: 13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads


  1. "We hold that the District's ban on handgun possession in the home violates the Second Amendment, as does its prohibition against rendering any lawful firearm in the home operable for the purpose of immediate self-defense," Justice Antonin...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. "The reason we will not subsidize it today (is) because it's possible that Sirius would subsidize an inter-operable radio which would result in XM getting a subscription," Karmazin told Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., chairman of the House Subcommittee...
    on Mar 24, 2008 By: Mel Karmazin Source: NewsOK.com (registration)

  3. Sir Bobby said: "I had a scan to assess why I felt unwell and had to leave the game at Ipswich early, and the doctors discovered a small, operable tumour that caused an affliction on the left side of my face. On Wednesday I will have an operation to...
    on Aug 20, 2006 By: Sir Bobby Robson Source: guardian.co.uk

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