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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Other Words from infeasible

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

Examples of infeasible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As far as why the village’s zoning maps don’t reflect the potential zoning for each property, Brady says that would be infeasible. Anna Kim, chicagotribune.com, "Residents sue Glenview over Willow and Pfingsten development rezoning," 2 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of infeasible

1533, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2019

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“Infeasible.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infeasible. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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