- 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 practicable
His counterfactual musings don't provide any practicable, coherent or implementable alternatives.Israel and Palestine Vs. ‘Blood and Magic’
Hussein Ibish, Saliba Sarsar
September 17, 2013
It makes his prescriptions particularly powerful because they are practicable, if not a little ambitious.Political Independents: The Future of Politics?
September 23, 2012
ARIES Power of concentration is at a peak, percolating grains of ideas into practicable projects.What the Stars Hold for Your Week
Starsky + Cox
July 30, 2011
The mountain ranges at their backs possessed three practicable routes.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Tent-life in these mountain-sides is quite safe and practicable.In the Heart of Vosges
In this case artificial fecundation by the syringe is practicable.The Sexual Question
Next morning Watt began to put his scheme to the test and found it practicable.The Age of Invention
I'll come with you, if you'll find a practicable train; I'm going to Crawleigh.The Education of Eric Lane
- capable of being done; feasible
Word Origin and History for practicable
1670s, from Middle French pratiquable (1590s), from pratiquer "to practice," from Medieval Latin practicare "to practice" (see practical). Related: practicableness (1640s).