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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: tractabilis, from tractare 'to draw out, handle, treat', from trahere 'to pull'

tractable

adjective
     
trac‧ta‧ble formal
easy to control or deal with [≠ intractable]:
The issues have proved to be less tractable than expected.
tractability noun [uncountable]

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