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noun [countable] mainly American     teachable moment pronunciation in British English
/ˌtiːtʃəb(ə)l ˈməʊmənt/
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singularteachable moment
pluralteachable moments
  1. an event or experience that allows someone to learn something

    The teacher, grasping the teachable moment, divided the class into groups and challenged them to figure out why it worked.

    These are the teachable moments of life - the living history of our nation.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 17/09/2015


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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