- capable of being done, effected, or put into practice, with the available means; feasible: a practicable solution.
- capable of being used: a practicable gift.
- Theater. (of a stage property or part of a set) designed or constructed for actual use; a practicable window; practicable water faucets.
Origin of practicable
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Examples from the Web for practicability
Repeated failures to reach a desired goal can cast doubt on its practicability only if the best means have been exhausted.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process
Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon
September 25, 2013
He is now quoted as being thoroughly satisfied with its practicability.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
These tests demonstrated the practicability of artificial flight.The Age of Invention
You have all the qualities, common sense, practicability, everything he hasn't got.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
The practicability of the plan has been proved by experience.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The practicability of reinforcing you has been the subject of the gravest consideration.The Long Roll
- capable of being done; feasible
Word Origin and History for practicability
1670s, from Middle French pratiquable (1590s), from pratiquer "to practice," from Medieval Latin practicare "to practice" (see practical). Related: practicableness (1640s).