adjective \ˈfē-zə-bəl\

: possible to do

Full Definition of FEASIBLE

:  capable of being done or carried out <a feasible plan>
:  capable of being used or dealt with successfully :  suitable
fea·si·bil·i·ty \ˌfē-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
fea·si·bly \ˈfē-zə-blē\ adverb

Examples of FEASIBLE

  1. looking for a feasible way to create new jobs
  2. <would it be feasible to build a cabin in so short a time?>
  3. Egyptian hieroglyphics … are also usually assumed to be the product of independent invention, but the alternative interpretation of idea diffusion is more feasible than in the case of Chinese writing. —Jared M. Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel, 1997

Origin of FEASIBLE

Middle English faisible, from Anglo-French faisable, from fais-, stem of faire to make, do, from Latin facere — more at do
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with FEASIBLE


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