Definitions for: Practicable


[adj] capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
[adj] usable for a specific purpose; "an operable plan"; "a practicable solution"



Webster (1913) Definition: Prac"ti*ca*ble, a. [LL. practicare to act,
transact, fr. L. practicus active, Gr. ?: cf. F. practicable,
pratiquer to practice. See Practical.]
1. 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.

2. Capable of being used; passable; as, a practicable weapon;
a practicable road.

Practicable breach (Mil.), a breach which admits of
approach and entrance by an assailing party.

Syn: Possible; feasible. -- Practicable, Possible. A
thing may be possible, i. e., not forbidden by any law
of nature, and yet may not now be practicable for want
of the means requisite to its performance. --
Prac"ti*ca*ble*ness, n. -- Prac"ti*ca*bly, adv.

Synonyms: feasible, operable, possible, practical, viable, workable

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