Definition of Practicable

1. Adjective. Usable for a specific purpose. "A practicable solution"

Exact synonyms: Operable
Similar to: Practical
Derivative terms: Practicability, Practicableness



2. Adjective. Capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are.

Definition of Practicable

1. a. That may be practiced or performed; capable of being done or accomplished with available means or resources; feasible; as, a practicable method; a practicable aim; a practicable good.

Definition of Practicable

1. Adjective. Capable of being accomplished; feasible. ¹

2. Adjective. Serving a useful function; useful, functional or handy. ¹

3. Adjective. Available for use; accessible or employable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Practicable

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Literary usage of Practicable

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"Vacancies occurring in any grade in the Department shall, as far as practicable, be filled by promotion from lower grades on such tests of fitness as the ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"(2) Any practicable plan of sewage disposal or treatment capable of being ... (3) Additional testimony (to the extent reasonably practicable within the time ..."

3. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... rational and practicable, 1 would go and fee the ifland again, and fee what was become of my people there. ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"one railroad by another shall, wherever reasonably practicable, pass above or ... is not reasonably practicable and would involve an unreasonable expense. ..."

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