op|e|ra|ble [ˈɔpərəbəl US ˈa:-] adj
1.) a system which is operable is working
≠ ↑inoperable
Less than half the rail network was operable.
2.) a medical condition that is operable can be treated by an operation
≠ ↑inoperable

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  • Operable — Op er*a*ble, a. Practicable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • operable — index functional, practicable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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