Practicable

  • 1 Practicable — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 practicable — 1 feasible, *possible Analogous words: operating or operable, working or workable, functioning (see corresponding verbs at ACT) Antonyms: impracticable 2 Practicable, practical are not close synonyms and not interchangeable, but they are… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 practicable — I adjective achievable, attainable, capable of being done, doable, effectible, feasible, not too difficult, obtainable, operable, performable, possible, practical, realizable, reasonable, within reach, within the bounds of possibility, workable… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 practicable — practicable, practicably Practicable is that which may be done, practiced, or accomplished; that which is performable, feasible, possible; and the adverb practicably means in a practicable manner. Within liability policy providing that when… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 5 practicable — practicable, practical Practical usually has a general application, denoting what is possible in practice as distinct from theory, and can also describe a person (‘inclined to action rather than speculation, able to make things work well’),… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 practicable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be done or put into practice successfully. DERIVATIVES practicability noun practicably adverb. USAGE Although they are related, practicable and practical do not mean exactly the same thing: practicable means ‘able to be done …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 practicable — [prak′ti kə bəl] adj. [altered (based on PRACTICE) < Fr praticable < pratiquer] 1. that can be done or put into practice; feasible [a practicable plan] 2. that can be used; usable; useful [a practicable tool] SYN. POSSIBLEPRACTICAL… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 practicable — (adj.) 1640s (implied in practicableness), from M.Fr. pratiquable (1590s), from pratiquer to practice, from M.L. practicare to practice (see PRACTICAL (Cf. practical)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 practicable — [adj] within the realm of possibility accessible, achievable, applicable, attainable, doable, employable, feasible, functional, handy, open, operative, performable, possible, practical, serviceable, usable, useful, utile, utilizable, viable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 practicable — 1. adj. Que se puede practicar o poner en práctica. 2. Dicho de un camino, de una carretera, etc.: transitables. 3. Dicho de una puerta u otro accesorio: En el decorado teatral, que no es meramente figurado, sino que puede usarse. U. t. c. s. m.) …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 11 practicable — adj. (formal) VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ perfectly ▪ reasonably …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 practicable — ► adjetivo 1 Que puede ser realizado: ■ necesitamos propuestas practicables; no considero que este experimento sea practicable con un humano. SINÓNIMO realizable ANTÓNIMO impracticable 2 Que puede ser transitado: ■ unas máquinas quitaron la nieve …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 13 practicable — prac|ti|ca|ble [ˈpræktıkəbəl] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: praticable, from pratiquer to put into practice ] a practicable way of doing something is possible in a particular situation ▪ The only practicable course of action is to sell… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 practicable — practicability, practicableness, n. practicably, adv. /prak ti keuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being done, effected, or put into practice, with the available means; feasible: a practicable solution. 2. capable of being used: a practicable gift. 3 …

    Universalium

  • 15 practicable — adj. feasible practicable to + inf. (it was not practicable to put up a new building there) * * * [ præktɪkəb(ə)l] [ feasible ] practicable to + inf. (it was not practicable to put up a new building there) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 practicable — [[t]præ̱ktɪkəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If a task, plan, or idea is practicable, people are able to carry it out. [FORMAL] It is not reasonably practicable to offer her the original job back... Teachers can only be expected to do what… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 practicable — adjective Date: 1648 1. capable of being put into practice or of being done or accomplished ; feasible < a practicable plan > 2. capable of being used ; usable < a practicable weapon > Synonyms: see possible • practicability …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 practicable — prac|ti|ca|ble [ præktıkəbl ] adjective FORMAL able to be done or used successfully: POSSIBLE, FEASIBLE: Any incident must be reported as soon as is practicable. a practicable system ╾ prac|ti|ca|bil|i|ty [ ,præktıkə bıləti ] noun uncount ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 practicable — adjective an idea or way of doing something that is practicable is able to be used successfully in a particular situation: The only practicable course of action is to sell the company. practicably adverb practicability noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 practicable — UK [ˈpræktɪkəb(ə)l] / US adjective formal able to be done or used successfully Any incident must be reported as soon as is practicable. a practicable system Derived words: practicability UK [ˌpræktɪkəˈbɪlətɪ] / US noun uncountable practicably… …

    English dictionary