operability


operability

adjective

  1. that can be treated by a surgical operation.Compare inoperable(def 2).
  2. capable of being put into use, operation, or practice.

adjective

  1. capable of being treated by a surgical operation
  2. capable of being operated
  3. capable of being put into practice

adj.1640s, “practicable,” from operate + -able, or else from Late Latin operabilis. Surgical sense, “capable of treatment by operation,” recorded by 1904. Related: Operability. adj.

  1. Being treatable by surgical operation with a reasonable degree of safety and chance of success.

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