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It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance.
Barry Commoner

Meaning of "amenable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AMENABLE

From Anglo-French, from Old French amener to lead up, from Latin mināre to drive (cattle), from minārī to threaten.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AMENABLE

amenable  [əˈmiːnəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AMENABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Amenable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES AMENABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Amenable group

In mathematics, an amenable group is a locally compact topological group G carrying a kind of averaging operation on bounded functions that is invariant under translation by group elements. The original definition, in terms of a finitely additive invariant measure on subsets of G, was introduced by John von Neumann in 1929 under the German name "messbar" in response to the Banach–Tarski paradox. In 1949 Mahlon M. Day introduced the English translation "amenable", apparently as a pun. The amenability property has a large number of equivalent formulations. In the field of analysis, the definition is in terms of linear functionals. An intuitive way to understand this version is that the support of the regular representation is the whole space of irreducible representations. In discrete group theory, where G has the discrete topology, a simpler definition is used. In this setting, a group is amenable if one can say what proportion of G any given subset takes up. If a group has a Følner sequence then it is automatically amenable.

Definition of amenable in the English dictionary

The first definition of amenable in the dictionary is open or susceptible to suggestion; likely to listen, cooperate, etc. Other definition of amenable is accountable for behaviour to some authority; answerable. Amenable is also capable of being or liable to be tested, judged, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AMENABLE


burnable
ˈbɜːnəbəl
cleanable
ˈkliːnəbəl
convenable
kənˈviːnəbəl
discernible
dɪˈsɜːnəbəl
gleanable
ˈɡliːnəbəl
impugnable
ɪmˈpjuːnəbəl
incunable
ɪnˈkjuːnəbəl
indiscernible
ˌɪndɪˈsɜːnəbəl
learnable
ˈlɜːnəbəl
machinable
məˈʃiːnəbəl
machineable
məˈʃiːnəbəl
nonreturnable
ˌnɒnrɪˈtɜːnəbəl
returnable
rɪˈtɜːnəbəl
screenable
ˈskriːnəbəl
tunable
ˈtjuːnəbəl
tuneable
ˈtjuːnəbəl
turnable
ˈtɜːnəbəl
unamenable
ˌʌnəˈmiːnəbəl
unburnable
ʌnˈbɜːnəbəl
unreturnable
ˌʌnrɪˈtɜːnəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AMENABLE

amelogenesis
amen
amen corner
Amen-Ra
amenability
amenableness
amenably
amenage
amenaunce
amend
amendable
amendatory
amende
amende honorable
amender
amendes honorables
amending formula
amendment
amends
amene

WORDS THAT END LIKE AMENABLE

able
abominable
actionable
assignable
attainable
enable
explainable
fashionable
fissionable
imaginable
interminable
objectionable
obtainable
personable
questionable
reasonable
sustainable
unable
unimaginable
unreasonable
unsustainable

Synonyms and antonyms of amenable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AMENABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «amenable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of amenable

Translation of «amenable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AMENABLE

Find out the translation of amenable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of amenable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «amenable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

愿意的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dispuesto
570 millions of speakers

English

amenable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उत्तरदायी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قابلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поддаются
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

suscetível
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক্তিয়ারভুক্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prêt
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Boleh diterima
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zugänglich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

素直に従って
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쾌히 받아들이는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amenable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dể dạy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏதுவானது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोहक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uysal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disponibile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

podatny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

піддаються
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cedat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιδέχονται
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vatbaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mottaglig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mottagelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of amenable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AMENABLE»

The term «amenable» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.555 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about amenable

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7 QUOTES WITH «AMENABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word amenable.
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Barry Commoner
It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance.
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James Gray
The system is not really particularly amenable to filmmakers who write and direct their own work. It's much more about the studio already having a property that has a marketable concept and then hiring the director on board.
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David Ives
Verse comedy is interesting to me because of the challenge of writing in rhymed couplets, which is not a form that's usually amenable to English, yet to me it gives great possibility for comedy.
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Ashley Judd
Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world.
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John Stuart Mill
The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
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Maurice Saatchi
Human nature is not amenable to prediction based on the trends or tendencies prevailing at the time. It is amenable to startling creativity of the kind practiced by great artists, directors, writers, musicians, actors, who know how to touch a chord in humans everywhere.
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Vikram Seth
Realism hasn't fallen out of favor with most people, who are interested in people's lives rather than gymnastics of style or literary trends. It's a certain kind of academic who undervalues realism, largely because it is not amenable to endless exegesis.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AMENABLE»

Discover the use of amenable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to amenable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Amenable Women
Meanwhile, in the Louvre, Holbein’s portrait of Anne of Cleves senses the tug of a connection and she begins to tell the story of the injustices she suffered and just how she survived her marriage . . .
Mavis Cheek, 2009
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Amenable locally compact groups
The first part of the book discusses the different types of amenability properties, with basic examples listed. The second part provides complementary information on various aspects of amenability and a look at future directions.
Jean-Paul Pier, 1984
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Restricted Orbit Equivalence for Actions of Discrete ...
The motivation for this work is that one may measure how similar two dynamical systems are by asking how much the time structure of orbits of one system must be distorted for it to become the other.
Janet Whalen Kammeyer, Daniel J. Rudolph, 2002
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L2-Invariants: Theory and Applications to Geometry and K-Theory
6.4.1 Survey on Amenable Groups In this subsection we give a brief survey about amenable and elementary amenable groups. Let l°°(G, R) be the space of bounded functions from G to R with the supremum norm. Denote by 1 the constant ...
Wolfgang Lück, 2002
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Some Results on Orbit Inequivalent Actions of Non-amenable ...
weakened, for example, whether “F2 § I' ” can be replaced by “I' is non-amenable ” and “the action is tempered” by “/10 does not weakly contain a finite- dimensional representation of I' .” (If I' is amenable, then by well~known results of Dye and ...
Inessa Epstein, 2008
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The Wondrous and Amenable Chinese Stool
The book also features an essay by Sarah Handler discussing the development, usage, and types of stools in Chinese homes.
William Lipton, Yvonne L. C. Wong, 2001
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Classical many-body problems amenable to exact treatments: ...
This book focuses on exactly treatable classical (i.e. non-quantal non-relativistic) many-body problems, as described by Newton's equation of motion for mutually interacting point particles.
F. Calogero, 2001
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Handbook of Food Science, Technology, and Engineering
EXOTIC/NON-AMENABLE PRODUCTS — USE OF CURE AGENTS Only amenable meat/poultry products can contain curing agents (i.e., nitrites etc.), with the exception of ratites (ostrich, rhea, emu) and squab. The prior function of nitrite and ...
Yiu H. Hui, 2006
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Topology, Ergodic Theory, Real Algebraic Geometry: Rokhlin's ...
2001 Monotileable Amenable Groups Benjamin Weiss Dedicated to the memory of V. A. Rokhlin Abstract. Any residually finite amenable group has a sequence of finite almost invariant sets that tile the group. Several features of this class of ...
Vladimir G. Turaev, Anatoliĭ Moiseevich Vershik, V. A. Rokhlin, 2001
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Groupoids in Analysis, Geometry, and Physics: AMS-IMS-SIAM ...
Amenable. Groupoids. Claire Anantharaman and Jean Renault ABSTRACT. We give a survey of the notion of amenability for groupoids. both in the measured and in the topological framework. We discuss some examples and some recent ...
Arlan Ramsay, Jean Renault, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AMENABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term amenable is used in the context of the following news items.
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The 'No' vote means both economic and political chaos for Greece
... call fresh elections if the economic news worsens, and that might result in the election of a government more amenable to the rest of Europe. «Business Insider, Jul 15»
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The 10 Republicans most likely to win the GOP's 2016 nod
The theory was based on a sense that the electorate had become more amenable to libertarian ideas and that the younger Paul is a less ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
3
Are Cats Truly Domesticated? Or Are They Really Wild Animals?
As opposed to their ancestor, the wildcat, which the naturalist H.C. Brooke once described as “probably the least amenable of all living ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
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Nottinghamshire rue sloppy fielding as Dawid Malan hits 159 for …
... director of cricket Mick Newell will be considered in September should all parties be amenable. On this evidence work is required on fielding. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Report: Cavaliers pursuing LR's Johnson
The Nets also reportedly had discussions with the Grizzlies earlier in the offseason, but the two sides couldn't agree on an amenable package ... «Northwest Arkansas News, Jul 15»
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Automakers say they're open to outside dealership investors …
... suggests buying a group of dealerships containing mostly domestic and the specific import brands known to be amenable to untested buyers. «Automotive News, Jul 15»
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New, Simple 'Buy' Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers
... laptop computers, which have larger screens and physical keyboards that are more amenable to browsing and typing in credit card numbers. «New York Times, Jul 15»
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The Other Reason the Iranians Are Edging Toward a Nuclear Deal
The spread of ISIS has changed the equation, making Tehran's hawks more amenable to a deal with the west. Iran; /; Nuclear; /; Terrorism. «Defense One, Jul 15»
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GMOs of 'Jurassic' proportion presented
... still fall under FDA, not USDA, because “dinosaurs are not currently listed as an amenable species under the Federal Meat Inspection Act.”. «High Plains Journal, Jul 15»
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What makes the Indian voter tick?
Despite widely held pronouncements that a young, aspirational and increasingly urban India is no longer amenable to the idea that politics ... «Livemint, Jul 15»

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