Definition of practicable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpraktɪkəb(ə)l/


1Able to be done or put into practice successfully: the measures will be put into effect as soon as is reasonably practicable
More example sentences
  • Computer networking and modern phone systems make this possible, if not practicable: hoteling was a disaster.
  • So I must deploy all possible, practicable means to be covert.
  • Most encouragingly, everyone believes that improvement is possible and practicable.
1.1Able to be used; useful: signal processing can let you transform a signal into a practicable form
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  • The Board of Longitude finds that this set is both a useful and practicable solution to my need for entertainment.



Example sentences
  • ‘I have no doubt that police officers face some hazards that cannot practicably be avoided,’ she said.
  • The people who this situation has affected will be notified as to any rescheduling of cases as soon as is practicably possible.
  • But I do allude to the fact that there are differences, significant differences, where some of the recommendations may not actually be practicably implemented due to the demographics of county forces.


Mid 17th century: from French praticable, from pratiquer 'put into practice'.

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