Practicably

practicable

[prak-ti-kuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being done, effected, or put into practice, with the available means; feasible: a practicable solution.
2.
capable of being used: a practicable gift.
3.
Theater. (of a stage property or part of a set) designed or constructed for actual use; a practicable window; practicable water faucets.

Origin:
1660–70; < Medieval Latin practic(āre) to practice + -able

practicability, practicableness, noun
practicably, adverb
nonpracticability, noun
nonpracticable, adjective
nonpracticableness, noun
nonpracticably, adverb

possible, practicable, practical (see synonym study at possible)(see synonym study at practical).


1. workable, achievable, attainable. See possible.


1. unfeasible.
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practicable (ˈpræktɪkəbəl)
 
adj
1.  capable of being done; feasible
2.  usable
 
[C17: from French praticable, from pratiquer to practise; see practical]
 
 
practica'bility
 
n
 
'practicableness
 
n
 
'practicably
 
adv

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practicable
1643 (implied in practicableness), from M.Fr. pratiquable (1594), from pratiquer "to practice," from M.L. practicare "to practice" (see practical).
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