Definition of practicability in English:



  • [mass noun] The quality of being practicable; viability.

    ‘the practicability of his ideas has nothing to do with their truth’
    • ‘However, the test is one of practicability, not reasonableness.’
    • ‘This problem will tax the ingenuity of the ablest designer desirous of producing a nice balance between traditional charm and reasoned practicability.’
    • ‘This early experimentation with nonresident instruction provided valuable insights into its utility and practicability on a wider scale.’
    • ‘Reasonable practicability can involve a constraint on what is capable of being done by reference either to practical considerations or to normative considerations.’
    • ‘In these cases, impairment is measured for the smallest group of assets (the income-generating unit) that produces a largely independent income stream, subject to constraints of practicability and materiality.’
    practicality, workability, workableness, viability, achievability, attainability, reasonableness, sensibleness
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