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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sol-vuh-buh l]
    • /ˈsɒl və bəl/
    • /ˈsɒl.və.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sol-vuh-buh l]
    • /ˈsɒl və bəl/

Definitions of solvable word

  • adjective solvable capable of being solved, as a problem. 1
  • adjective solvable Mathematics. (of a group) having a normal series of subgroups in which successive quotient groups are Abelian. 1
  • adjective solvable Archaic. soluble (def 1). 1
  • adjective solvable puzzle, etc: that can be solved 1
  • adjective solvable problem: that can be resolved 1
  • adjective solvable that can be solved 0

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Origin of solvable

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50; solve + -able

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Parts of speech for Solvable


solvable popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

solvable usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for solvable

adj solvable

  • dispersible — to drive or send off in various directions; scatter: to disperse a crowd.
  • dissoluble — capable of being dissolved: tablets dissoluble in water.
  • dissolvable — to make a solution of, as by mixing with a liquid; pass into solution: to dissolve salt in water.

adjective solvable

  • decipherable — to make out the meaning of (poor or partially obliterated writing, etc.): to decipher a hastily scribbled note.
  • emulsifiable — That can be emulsified, or applied in an emulsion.
  • explicable — Able to be accounted for or understood.

Antonyms for solvable

adj solvable

  • insoluble — incapable of being dissolved: insoluble salts.
  • irresolvable — not resolvable; incapable of being resolved, analyzable, or solvable.
  • life and death — ending with the death or possible death of one of the participants; crucially important: The cobra was engaged in a life-and-death struggle with the mongoose.

adjective solvable

  • arrowlike — resembling an arrow
  • weighty — having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous: a weighty bundle.
  • dissolvable — to make a solution of, as by mixing with a liquid; pass into solution: to dissolve salt in water.

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