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capable of being trained; formerly used to describe persons with moderate mental retardation (IQ 35 to 50).
trainable/train·a·ble/ (tra´nah-b'l) capable of being trained; formerly used to refer to persons with moderate mental retardation (I.Q. approximately 36–51)
Having the ability to be instructed and to learn from being taught. In classifying severity of mental retardation or brain damage, it is important to know to what extent individuals may be trainable in various areas such as safety, personal care, or self-feeding.