An example of practicable is a plan to streamline business operations that is possible to implement.
- that can be done or put into practice; feasible: a practicable plan
- that can be used; usable; useful: a practicable tool
Origin of practicablealtered (based on practice) ; from French praticable ; from pratiquer
- Capable of being effected, done, or put into practice; feasible. See Synonyms at possible.
- Usable for a specified purpose: a practicable way of entry.
Origin of practicableMedieval Latin pr&amacron;ctic&amacron;bilis, capable of being used, from pr&amacron;ctic&amacron;re, to practice, from pr&amacron;ctica, practice, from Greek pr&amacron;ktik&emacron;, practical science, from feminine of pr&amacron;ktikos, fit for action, practical, from pr&amacron;ssein, pr&amacron;k-, to make, do.
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."
From French praticable.