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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tractable  \Tract"a*ble\,  a.  [L.  tractabilis  fr  tractare  to 
  draw  violently,  to  handle,  treat.  See  {Treat},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  easily  led,  taught,  or  managed;  docile; 
  manageable;  governable;  as  tractable  children;  a 
  tractable  learner. 
  I  shall  find  them  tractable  enough.  --Shak. 
  2.  Capable  of  being  handled;  palpable;  practicable;  feasible; 
  as  tractable  measures.  [Obs.]  --Holder. 
  --{Tract"a*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Tract"a/bly},  adv 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  easily  managed  (controlled  or  taught  or  molded);  "tractable 
  young  minds";  "gold  is  tractable";  "the 
  natives...being...of  an  intelligent  tractable 
  disposition"-  Samuel  Butler  [ant:  {intractable}] 
  2:  susceptible  to  suggestion;  "a  personality  responsive  to  your 
  desires"  [syn:  {responsive}] 

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