tractable tractable  /ˈtræk tə bəl/


  1. (adj) readily reacting to suggestions and influences
  2. (adj) easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)


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  1. The new leader is known to be more tractable, but when it comes to accepting the World Bank's suggestions, he is totally intransigent.
  2. Getting a bipartisan vote on reforms is the least of the tractable problems.
  3. A hardy, tractable animal, which survives on grass and leaves of shrubs, is the goat.


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    There are small problems, big problems, and the " how on earth do I organize all my photos " problem. That last one may just prove to be the least tractable, especially for parents of young children who have seen the digital revolution overturn the traditional album, folder and shoeboxful strategy. Searchable and sendable they may be, but a pile of digital photos is a pile nonetheless. Add in ...
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  1. "What really surprised me was that it's very tractable, pottering down the back of the pits to the track it was really good," Amon said. "A lot of `supercars' are less than ideal to drive, they are lumpy and grouchy but this car is the best...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Chris Amon Source: TVNZ

  2. "She sat off the pace before," Gomez said. "It looks like she is always on the lead, but she sat off a bit. She is very tractable. She's a pure class filly who does everything right. My job is to make her most comfortable. When I found those...
    on Jul 3, 2006 By: Garrett Gomez Source: BloodHorse

  3. Waterhouse described More Joyous as "the most docile, tractable, lovely filly" but agreed with stewards.
    on Feb 28, 2009 By: Gai Waterhouse Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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