feasibleness

feasible

[fee-zuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being done, effected, or accomplished: a feasible plan.
2.
probable; likely: a feasible theory.
3.
suitable: a road feasible for travel.

Origin:
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

feasibility, feasibleness, noun
feasibly, adverb
nonfeasibility, noun
nonfeasible, adjective
nonfeasibleness, noun
nonfeasibly, adverb
unfeasibility, noun
unfeasible, adjective
unfeasibleness, noun
unfeasibly, adverb

feasible, viable.


1. See possible.
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feasible (ˈfiːzəbəl)
 
adj
1.  able to be done or put into effect; possible
2.  likely; probable: a feasible excuse
 
[C15: from Anglo-French faisable, from faire to do, from Latin facere]
 
feasi'bility
 
n
 
'feasibleness
 
n
 
'feasibly
 
adv

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feasible
"capable of being done, accomplished or carried out," mid-15c., from Anglo-Fr. faisible, from O.Fr. faisible, from fais-, stem of faire "do, make," from L. 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." Related: Feasibility; feasibly.
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