Practicable vs Operable - What's the difference?

practicable | operable |


As adjectives the difference between practicable and operable

is that practicable is capable of being accomplished; feasible while operable is able to be operated or used.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

practicable

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Capable of being accomplished; feasible.
  • Serving a useful function; useful, functional or handy.
  • Available for use; accessible or employable.
  • Usage notes

    Example of use contrasted with practical: * "While others might agree that it really was practical to rewrite the entire section, it just was not truly practicable given other considerations."

    Synonyms

    * (capable of being accomplished) feasible, workable * usable

    Antonyms

    * impracticable

    Derived terms

    * practicability * practicableness * practicably

    operable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Able to be operated or used
  • Able to be put into operation; practicable
  • Able to be treated by surgery
  • Antonyms

    * inoperable

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