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[fee-zuh-buh l] /ˈfi zə bəl/
capable of being done, effected, or accomplished:
a feasible plan.
probable; likely:
a feasible theory.
a road feasible for travel.
Origin of feasible
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English feseable, faisible < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to fes-, fais- (variant stem of faire < Latin facere to do) + -ible -ible
Related forms
feasibility, feasibleness, noun
feasibly, adverb
nonfeasibility, noun
nonfeasible, adjective
nonfeasibleness, noun
nonfeasibly, adverb
unfeasibility, noun
unfeasible, adjective
unfeasibleness, noun
unfeasibly, adverb
Can be confused
feasible, viable.
1. See possible. Unabridged
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  • The government is seeking bids for a feasibility study at the site.
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  • It seeks to embody and thereby to demonstrate the feasibility of certain ideals of participatory democracy.
  • Include criteria for judging the feasibility and value of such plans.
  • They talk power meters and the feasibility of sensors that can measure which gadget is sucking down what power.
  • The future of the workplace will be determined by the feasibility of flexibility.
  • In preliminary tests the researchers have already proved the feasibility of using sensors to monitor animal health.
  • Fact: renewable energy has made leaps in economic feasibility as a source for both consumer and industrial use.
  • At the moment, the agency is only studying the feasibility of the airship.
  • It's a company testing the feasibility of it's products.
British Dictionary definitions for feasibility


able to be done or put into effect; possible
likely; probable: a feasible excuse
Derived Forms
feasibility, feasibleness, noun
feasibly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Anglo-French faisable, from faire to do, from Latin facere
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Word Origin and History for feasibility

1620s, from feasible + -ity.



"capable of being done, accomplished or carried out," mid-15c., from Anglo-French faisible, from Old French faisable "possible, easy, convenient," from fais-, stem of faire "do, make," from Latin facere "do, perform" (see factitious). Fowler recommends this word only for those "who feel that the use of an ordinary word for an ordinary notion does not do justice to their vocabulary or sufficiently exhibit their cultivation."

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