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conceivable

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adjective con·ceiv·able \kən-ˈsē-və-bəl\

Simple Definition of conceivable

  • : able to be imagined : imaginable or possible

Full Definition of conceivable

  1. :  capable of being conceived :  imaginable <every conceivable combination>

con·ceiv·abil·i·ty play \kən-ˌsē-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
con·ceiv·able·ness play \-ˈsē-və-bəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of conceivable

  1. They discussed the question from every conceivable angle.

  2. It is conceivable that she will refuse to go.



15th Century

First Known Use of conceivable

15th century


CONCEIVABLE Defined for Kids

conceivable

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adjective con·ceiv·able \kən-ˈsē-və-bəl\

Definition of conceivable

  1. :  possible to imagine or understand <They serve ice cream in every conceivable flavor.>





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