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Possible and able to be done

possible

adjective

if something is possible, it can be done

be able to do something

used for saying that it is possible for someone to do something. Forms such as have been able to and will be able to are sometimes considered as tenses of the verb can

may

modal verb

used for saying that it is possible to do something in a particular way

in principle

used for saying that something is possible in theory, although it has not yet been tried

viable

adjective

able to be done, or worth doing

feasible

adjective

possible or likely to succeed

practicable

adjective

able to be done or used successfully

attainable

adjective

possible to achieve, reach, or get

humanly possible

possible for a person to do

doable

adjective

able to be done

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