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practicable

[ prak-ti-kuh-buhl ]
/ ˈpræk tɪ kə bəl /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of practicable

1660–70; <Medieval Latin practic(āre) to practice + -able

synonym study for practicable

1. See possible.

OTHER WORDS FROM practicable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH practicable

possible, practicable , practical (see synonym study at possible)
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British Dictionary definitions for practicable

practicable
/ (ˈpræktɪkəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being done; feasible
usable

Derived forms of practicable

practicability or practicableness, nounpracticably, adverb

Word Origin for practicable

C17: from French praticable, from pratiquer to practise; see practical

undefined practicable

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