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practicable

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adjective prac·ti·ca·ble \ˈprak-ti-kə-bəl\

Simple Definition of practicable

  • : able to be done or used

Full Definition of practicable

  1. 1 :  capable of being put into practice or of being done or accomplished :  feasible <a practicable plan>

  2. 2 :  capable of being used :  usable <a practicable weapon>

prac·ti·ca·bil·i·ty play \ˌprak-ti-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
prac·ti·ca·ble·ness play \ˈprak-ti-kə-bəl-nəs\ noun
prac·ti·ca·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of practicable

  1. The idea is interesting but not practicable, I'm afraid.

  2. <a solution that is not practicable in the time available to us>



1648

First Known Use of practicable

1648

Synonym Discussion of practicable

possible, practicable, feasible mean capable of being realized. possible implies that a thing may certainly exist or occur given the proper conditions <a possible route up the west face of the mountain>. practicable implies that something may be effected by available means or under current conditions <a solution that is not practicable in the time available>. feasible applies to what is likely to work or be useful in attaining the end desired <commercially feasible for mass production>.


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