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Etymology 1[edit]


  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːzəbəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːzəbəl
  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪzəbəl/


physible (plural physibles)

  1. A data object that is capable of being manufactured as a physical object using an additive manufacturing process such as with a 3D printer.
    • 2012 January 24, Jeff Bertolucci, “Pirate Bay Launches 3D-Printed 'Physibles' Downloads”, in PCWorld:
      In a Monday blog post, The Pirate Bay's "WinstonQ2038" labeled the site's new category "physibles" --data objects that users can transform from digital to physical form via 3D printers and scanners.
    • 2012 January 24, “The 3-D Printing Pirates Who Could Render SOPA Meaningless”, in Fast Company:
      That's because the file for a physible is effectively the recipe for making the final object.
    • 2013 February 11, Natt Garun, “Blurstagram, physible, bashtag, and more tech lingo you need to know”, in Digital Trends:
      The Art Institute of Chicago got physible! Its latest file on Thingiverse allows interested parties to download and 3D-print their own museum model.
    • 2013 October 24, Pat Pilcher, “HP to enter 3D printer game”, in New Zealand Herald:
      This hasn't escaped the attention of the piratebay who are already hosting what they call physibles - downloadable 3D models of objects that can be printed on a 3D printer.

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. (especially India) Misspelling of feasible.
    • 1980, Indian Banking Today & Tomorrow - Volumes 5-6, page 49:
      An expert evaluating the project of dairy finance by commercial banks has concluded that the financing to small producers for the dairying could be viable and physible business proposal.
    • 2001, Shanker Kumar Shrestha, A step towards victim justice system: Nepalese perspective, →ISBN, page 118:
      Rehabilitation or restitution and social sheltering are the subjects of long-run scheme, which may be fulfilled after the probable or physible study and after settlement of the certain objectives.
    • 2004, Proceedings, Technology Development Workshop, page 212:
      Also this technology was economically viable, biologically physible and socially acceptable.
    • 2005, The Indian Journal of Political Science - Volume 66, page 447:
      Hence, any world order devoid of transformation in man is not physible.