infeasible

adjective
in·​fea·​si·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈfē-zə-bəl How to pronounce infeasible (audio) \

Definition of infeasible

: not feasible : impracticable

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infeasibility \ (ˌ)in-​ˌfē-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce infeasibility (audio) \ noun

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This whole system is ridiculous and technically infeasible for a lot of reasons. Randall Munroe, Time, "This Comic Creator Hopes His Terrible Ideas for Producing Energy Will Inspire You to Think of Better Ones," 12 Sep. 2019 The revenue would be distributed back to the American people in the form of equal rebates, but the steep acceleration of the tax rate renders this plan infeasible from the start. Kayla Bartsch, National Review, "Are Conservatives Embracing a Carbon Tax?," 1 Aug. 2019 Finding the optimal flight path under these conditions — known as the asymmetric traveling salesman problem — is also computationally infeasible. Quanta Magazine, "One-Way Salesman Finds Fast Path Home," 5 Oct. 2017 The new requirements could sharply decrease housing production by making housing projects financially infeasible, causing developers to go elsewhere and not build anything. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Should Mayor Faulconer veto new low-income housing rules?," 9 Aug. 2019 Nearly 50 other methods that were explored such as using contraceptives, individual traps, pathogens and others were deemed infeasible or unable to end the mouse problem for good. Will Houston, The Mercury News, "‘Like dropping a nuclear bomb on this island’: Feds delay Farallon Islands poison airdrop bid," 11 July 2019 But even that effort is now under extreme strain, as labor unions and vocal Democrats are demanding major changes that might be politically infeasible. Washington Post, "Twin challenges on budget, trade test withering Pelosi and Trump relationship," 10 July 2019 The computation of the single best answer for what is known as the traveling salesman problem is famously infeasible. Quanta Magazine, "One-Way Salesman Finds Fast Path Home," 5 Oct. 2017 In a space of millions of points with thousands of coordinates each, computing all the necessary distances can become computationally infeasible. Quanta Magazine, "How Geometry, Data and Neighbors Predict Your Favorite Movies," 22 May 2019

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First Known Use of infeasible

1533, in the meaning defined above

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