practicable ADJECTIVE able to be done or put into practice successfully.
DERIVATIVES practicability noun practicably adverb.
USAGE Although they are related, practicable and practical do not mean exactly the same thing: practicable means ‘able to be done successfully’, whereas the closest senses of practical are ‘likely to be effective, feasible’ and ‘suitable for a particular purpose’.

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