tamable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tamable capable of being tamed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tamable Capable of being tamed, subdued, or reclaimed from wildness or savage ferociousness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tamable Capable of being tamed or subdued; capable of being reclaimed from a wild or savage state.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Tamable that may be tamed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tam; cog. with Ger. zahm.

Usage

In literature:

How is it, en passant, that some animals are naturally fearless and tamable, others not; and that even in the same family?
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
Crows are especially tamable and may be allowed full liberty around the dooryard.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
It is more tamable and docile than the Himalayan Sun Bear, and is even more eccentric in its ways.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Quite easily tamable, though naturally shy.
"Love's Meinie" by John Ruskin
Some species of the rhinoceros, if not all, seem to be tamable.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
Having thus incidentally met the mongoose or ichneumon, we may pause to say a word on its tamability.
"Beast and Man in India" by John Lockwood Kipling
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In science:

At the tree level, when we consider Riemann surfaces of genus 0 only, this algebraic structure on H is rather tamable.
Topological field theories, string backgrounds and homotopy algebras
The infinite extra dimension that is needed to make a truly chiral fermion has been shown here to be tamable in perturbation theory: Narayanan and Neuberger have also given a finite and hence computable non-perturbative effective action, in the form of an overlap.
Kaplan-Narayanan-Neuberger lattice fermions pass a perturbative test
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