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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French praticable.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹæktɪkəbəl/

AdjectiveEdit

practicable (not comparable)

  1. Capable of being accomplished; feasible.
    • 1986, Fred Matheny, Solo Cycling: How to Train and Race Bicycle Time Trials (page 136)
      The law in most states says that cyclists must ride as far to the right as is practicable.
  2. Serving a useful function; useful, functional or handy.
  3. Available for use; accessible or employable.

Usage notesEdit

Example of use contrasted with practical:

  • "While others might agree that it really was practical to rewrite the entire section, it just was not truly practicable given other considerations."

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

practicable (plural practicables)

  1. practicable, feasible