tractability

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The state of being tractable or docile; docility; tractableness
{n} the quality of being docile
{i} convenience, amenity; docility, manageability, obedience
the trait of being easily persuaded
The quality or state of being tractable or docile; docility; tractableness
tractable
Sufficiently operationalizable or useful to allow a mathematical calculation to proceed toward a solution

This assumption is in the Raiffa and Schlaifer (1961, p. 72) spirit of using ‘a little ingenuity. . . to find a tractable function’ to quantify risk-preferences and probability judgments so as to make the analysis feasible.

tractable
Of a decision problem, algorithmically solvable fast enough to be practically relevant, typically in polynomial time
tractable
Capable of being shaped; malleable

I need not point out the advantages of modelling in a material as durable as stone. . . . Mixed up with just enough water to form a stiff paste, it accommodates itself to the touch of the modelling tool. . . . There are two inherent difficulties in using it—one, it is not so tractable as clay. . . .

tractable
Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile; manageable; governable

Some masters can be quite kind if you're meek and tractable.

tractable
Capable of being handled or touched; palpable; practicable; feasible; serviceable. in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

At leaſt five Hundred of theſe reforming Vultures are daily plundering our Pockets, and ranſacking our Houſes, leaving me ſometimes not one pair of Tractable Buttocks in my Vaulting-School to provide for my Family, or earn me ſo much as a Pudding for my next Sundays Dinner :.

tractable
easily led or controlled
tractable
{a} manageable, governable, palpable
tractable
readily reacting to suggestions and influences; "a responsive student"
tractable
of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
tractable
being
tractable
Capable of being handled; palpable; practicable; feasible; as, tractable measures
tractable
Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile; manageable; governable; as, tractable children; a tractable learner
tractable
easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "gold is tractable"; "the natives being of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
tractable
{s} obedient, submissive, docile
tractable
If you say that a person, problem, or device is tractable, you mean that they can be easily controlled or dealt with. the country's least tractable social problems. intractable. easy to control or deal with   intractable (tractabilis, from tractare , from trahere )
tractable
easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "gold is tractable"; "the natives
tractable
Capable of being handled or touched; palpable; practicable; feasible; as, tractable measures
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    [ 'trak-t&-b&l ] (adjective.) 1502. Latin tractabilis, from tractare to handle, treat.

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