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

: able to be done or used

Full Definition of PRACTICABLE

:  capable of being put into practice or of being done or accomplished :  feasible <a practicable plan>
:  capable of being used :  usable <a practicable weapon>
prac·ti·ca·bil·i·ty \ˌprak-ti-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
prac·ti·ca·ble·ness \ˈprak-ti-kə-bəl-nəs\ noun
prac·ti·ca·bly \-blē\ adverb


  1. The idea is interesting but not practicable, I'm afraid.
  2. <a solution that is not practicable in the time available to us>

First Known Use of PRACTICABLE


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>.
PRACTICABLY Defined for Kids


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

Definition of PRACTICABLE for Kids

:  possible to do or put into practice <a practicable plan>


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