Definition of practicable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpræktɪkəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpræktɪkəbl//
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able to be done; likely to be successful synonym feasible, workable at the earliest practicable opportunity as soon as (is) practicable The only practicable alternative is to postpone the meeting. Employers should provide a safe working environment, as far as is reasonably practicable. Working at night wasn’t a practicable proposition. compare impracticable Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French praticable, from pratiquer ‘put into practice’.Extra examples The university should provide timely notification where practicable. We aim to reduce, to the maximum extent practicable, the discharge of pollutants. We will do this as soon as is reasonably practicable. to reduce smoking as far as is reasonably practicable Working at night wasn’t a practicable proposition. You should report any such incident to your manager as soon as (is) practicable. a practicable way/​proposition/​solution/​measure/​means/​alternative
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: practicable