Machinable



[muh-shee-nuh-buh l] /məˈʃi nə bəl/

adjective
1.
(of a material) capable of being cut or shaped with tools.
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2.
(of a letter or package) capable of being safely sorted by mail machinery, as a parcel sorter.
adj.

1896, from machine (v.) + -able. Related: Machinability.

Machine-readable. Having the softcopy nature.
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