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- Able to be controlled; subject to regulation or command.
- 1961, American Farm Economic Association, Journal of Farm Economics:
- For instance, such nonweather factors as insects, disease, errors of management, accidents, and other factors may not be considered controllable […]
- 1961 Novermber, Voyageur, “The last of the Midland compounds”, in Trains Illustrated, page 675:
- A spring-loaded reducing valve, controllable from the cab, admitted h.p. steam to both h.p. and l.p. cylinders whenever necessary, as, for example, on starting; [...].
able to be controlled
controllable (plural controllables)
- (business) Any factor that can be controlled.
- 1976, Edward W. Cundiff, Richard Ralph Still, Norman A. P. Govoni, Fundamentals of Modern Marketing, page 131:
- The widest variety of marketing research studies focus on the influences of controllables—products, distribution, promotion, and price.