practicable vs practical : Common Errors in English

About practicable vs practical

“Practical” and “practicable” overlap a bit in meaning; but by far the most common word, and the one you will have the most use for, is “practical.” The safest course is to save “practicable” for use only in describing something that it is possible to accomplish. If you’re not sure which to use, stick with “practical.”Something impractical is not smart or efficient, but something impracticable is just plain impossible to do.

practicable Meaning(s)

  • (s) usable for a specific purpose
  • (s) capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

practical Meaning(s)

  • (a) concerned with actual use or practice
  • (s) guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
  • (s) being actually such in almost every respect
  • (s) having or put to a practical purpose or use

practicable in News

  • Crosshair Provides Corporate Update

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 7, 2013) - Crosshair Energy Corporation (TSX:CXX) (NYSE MKT:CXZ) ("Crosshair" or the "Company") announces that it plans to voluntarily delist its common shares from NYSE MKT. Further to the Company's news release dated April 8, 2013, management's belief is that under the Company's current financial circumstances, it is not practicable for it to ...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Marketwire

practical in News

  1. Creative Success Alliance Announces Training Opportunity for Safe & Profitable Multi-Unit Real Estate Investing

    Creative Success Alliance will provide expert training and practical, hands-on information for novice and veteran real estate investors interested launching their profits higher through multi-unit investments. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. Nursing student from Yardley receives $1,000 in recognition for caring for others

    Rachel Percy, left, of Yardley, a practical nursing student at Bucks County Community College, is congratulated by Pickering Manor Executive Director/Administrator Michelle Knobloch, right, for receiving the sixth annual Pickering Manor Licensed Practical Nursing Scholarship. Pictured behind them is a portrait of H. Russell Pickering, who bequeathed his residence and a sum of money to create ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Yardley News

  3. Zero Rolls Out a Rugged Electric Motorcycle for Special Ops

    Electric motorcycles just went from practical to tactical with the Zero MMX, the first all-electric bike developed specifically for the U.S. Special Operation Forces.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Wired News

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