from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Feasibility; practicability.
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- n. the quality of being doable
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Who first suggested the feasibleness of a westward route to the Indies?
I have now so far cleared the way as to be in a fair position to enter with feasibleness into an investigation of the Annals, with the view of proving that it was not written by Tacitus.
For surely they have not yet convinced the world of the feasibleness and truth of their propositions, by any manifest transcriptions of them upon their lives.
Hammond writes _fecibleness_ for _feasibleness_, because, I suppose, he imagined it derived immediately from the Latin; and some words, such as
Thus Hammond writes _fecibleness_ for _feasibleness_, because I suppose he imagined it derived immediately from the
The cardinal facts are 1, that the need for some such scheme was suggested in 1471, by the discovery that the Guinea coast extended south of the equator; 2, that by 1474 advice had been sought from Toscanelli by the king of Portugal, and not very long after 1474 by Columbus; 3, that upon Toscanelli's letters and map, amended by the Ptolemaic estimate of the earth's size and by the authority of passages quoted in the book of Alliacus (one of which was a verse from the Apocrypha), Columbus based his firm conviction of the feasibleness of the western route.
In translating the above sentence I have somewhat retrenched its excessive verbiage without affecting the meaning.] [Footnote 445: In including the "whole Portuguese nation" as feeling this desire, the good astronomer's enthusiasm again runs away with him.] [Sidenote: Who first suggested the feasibleness of a westward route?