trainable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

train +‎ -able

Adjective[edit]

trainable (comparative more trainable, superlative most trainable)

  1. Capable of being trained, teachable, educatable.

Noun[edit]

trainable (plural trainables)

  1. (euphemistic, dated) A mentally retarded person who can be trained or taught.
    • 1971, Harriet Eleanor Blodgett, Mentally Retarded Children: What Parents and Others Should Know:
      Toilet accidents for new children in the school are generally at least two or three times as frequent for trainables as they are for educables.

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