Definitions of practicability

  1. Practicableness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. The quality or state of being practicable; feasibility; possibility of being performed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for practicability

  1. Whatever may have been the sentiment of the Barbadians relative to the necessity of preparation before the experiment was made, it is clear that now they have no confidence either in the necessity or the practicability of preparatory schemes. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. Every moment, however, decreased the practicability of doing this; and finding, soon after Captain Hoppner's return, that the current swept the Hecla a long way to the southward while hoisting up the boats, and that more ice was drifting in towards the shore, I was under the painful necessity of recalling the party at the pumps, rather than incur the risk, now an inevitable one, of parting company with them altogether. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly