feasible

  • 1 feasible — The key to the use of this word, and the problems associated with it, lies in its relation to the different meanings of possible. Feasible has three main uses, two unexceptionable and one controversial, all associated with different aspects of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 feasible — fea‧si‧ble [ˈfiːzbl] adjective a plan, idea, or method that is feasible is possible and likely to work: • That may be the only feasible way of solving the problem. feasible to do something • Powerful computers have made it feasible to search… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 feasible — [fē′zə bəl] adj. [ME faisible < OFr < stem of faire, to do < L facere: see DO1] 1. capable of being done or carried out; practicable; possible [a feasible scheme] 2. within reason; likely or probable: a usage objected to by some [a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Feasible — Fea si*ble (f[=e] z[i^]*b l) a. [F. faisable, fr. faire to make or do, fr. L. facere. See {Fact}, {Feat}.] 1. Capable of being done, executed, or effected; practicable. [1913 Webster] Always existing before their eyes as a thing feasible in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 feasible — index colorable (plausible), plausible, possible, potential, practicable, pragmatic, presumptive, pro …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 feasible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) possible and practical to achieve easily or conveniently. 2) informal likely. DERIVATIVES feasibility noun feasibly adverb. USAGE In formal contexts, the use of feasible to mean ‘likely’ or ‘probable’ should be avoided. This sense …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 feasible — capable of being done, accomplished or carried out, mid 15c., from Anglo Fr. faisible, from O.Fr. faisable possible, easy, convenient, from fais , stem of faire do, make, from L. facere do, perform (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Fowler… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 feasible — *possible, practicable Analogous words: practical, *practicable: advisable, *expedient, politic: advantageous, *beneficial, profitable: suitable, appropriate, fitting, *fit Antonyms: unfeasible, infeasible: chimerical ( …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 feasible — [adj] possible, doable achievable, advantageous, appropriate, attainable, beneficial, breeze, cinch, duck soup*, easy as pie*, expedient, fit, fitting, likely, no sweat*, performable, pie*, piece of cake*, practicable, practical, probable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 feasible — 01. I don t really think it is [feasible] to go to school full time, play on a hockey team, and work at a part time job, all at the same time. 02. The local government has commissioned a [feasibility] study to determine if it is worth trying to… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 feasible — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem ▪ become ▪ consider sth ▪ A tunnel was not considered economically feasible …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 feasible — adj. feasible to + inf. (it was not feasible to build a bridge at that point) * * * [ fiːzəb(ə)l] feasible to + inf. (it was not feasible to build a bridge at that point) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 feasible — fea|si|ble [ˈfi:zıbəl] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: faisible, from faire to do, make ] a plan, idea, or method that is feasible is possible and is likely to work ▪ a feasible solution economically/technically/politically etc feasible ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 feasible — feasibility, feasibleness, n. feasibly, adv. /fee zeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being done, effected, or accomplished: a feasible plan. 2. probable; likely: a feasible theory. 3. suitable: a road feasible for travel. [1425 75; late ME feseable …

    Universalium

  • 15 feasible — fea|si|ble [ fizəbl ] adjective * possible or likely to succeed: There seems to be only one feasible solution. it is feasible to do something: It is financially feasible to use coal as an energy source. ╾ fea|si|bly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 feasible — [[t]fi͟ːzəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to inf If something is feasible, it can be done, made, or achieved. She questioned whether it was feasible to stimulate investment in these regions... That may be fine for the US, but it s not feasible for …

    English dictionary

  • 17 feasible */ — UK [ˈfiːzəb(ə)l] / US [ˈfɪzəb(ə)l] adjective possible or likely to succeed There seems to be only one feasible solution. it is feasible to do something: It is financially feasible to use coal as an energy source. Derived word: feasibly adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 18 feasible — fea•si•ble [[t]ˈfi zə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) capable of being done, effected, or accomplished: a feasible plan[/ex] 2) likely: a feasible theory[/ex] 3) suitable: a road feasible for travel[/ex] • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME feseable, faisible < AF …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 feasible — /ˈfizəbəl / (say feezuhbuhl) adjective 1. capable of being done, effected, or accomplished: a feasible plan. 2. likely; probable: a feasible theory; a feasible excuse. {Middle English fesable, from Old French, from faire, from Latin facere do,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 feasible — [ fi:zɪb(ə)l] adjective 1》 possible to do easily or conveniently. 2》 likely; probable. Derivatives feasibility noun feasibly adverb Origin ME: from OFr. faisible, from fais , stem of faire do, make , from L. facere. Usage Although traditionalis …

    English new terms dictionary