Definition of 'practicable'
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It was the only practicable idea on the table. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)It said it would cease those operations as soon as practicable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is important that it is done as soon as is practicable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Clearly the citizen must use only reasonable force and hand over the arrested person to the police as soon as practicable. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When this work is complete we will be better able to judge what improvements are possible and whether these are reasonably practicable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Under health and safety law, you have to do what is reasonably practicable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These will be published as soon as practicable, the company said. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To the extent practicable, any modification must be made in accordance with the donor's probable intention. Christianity Today (2000)You have to give your employer at least three weeks' notice before you intend to stop work, or as soon as is reasonably practicable. Double Income No Kids Yet? (1989)
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Translations for 'practicable'
British English: practicable ADJECTIVE
If a task, plan, or idea is practicable, people are able to carry it out.
It is not practicable to offer her the original job back.
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