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trac·ta·ble / ˈtraktəbəl/ • adj. (of a person or animal) easy to control or influence: the tractable dogs that have had some obedience training. ∎  (of a situation or problem) easy to deal with: trying to make the mathematics tractable. DERIVATIVES: trac·ta·bil·i·ty / ˌtraktəˈbilitē/ n. trac·ta·bly / -blē/ adv.