con·​ceiv·​able | \kən-ˈsē-və-bəl \

Definition of conceivable 

: capable of being conceived : imaginable every conceivable combination

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Other Words from conceivable

conceivability \ kən-​ˌsē-​və-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
conceivableness \ kən-​ˈsē-​və-​bəl-​nəs \ noun

Examples of conceivable in a Sentence

They discussed the question from every conceivable angle. It is conceivable that she will refuse to go.

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My staff filled every conceivable moment with campaign stops. Marie Claire, "With One Week Until Election Day, the Boxers Share Advice and Insight," 30 Oct. 2018 Projectors cast artwork against every conceivable space, creating an immersive 360-degree experience that feels reminiscent of other digital art experiences that have been cropping up lately. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Fine art goes full digital in new Paris museum," 30 Aug. 2018 The Rudas, established in 1550, reemerged not long ago from a renovation that has turned it into a latter-day temple of wellness, tricked out with every conceivable high-tech amenity involving steam and water. András Szántó, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Budapest Is Europe's Unlikely Capital of Hedonism," 29 Aug. 2018 Ter Stegen is seen as very happy with his status at Barca, as well as his family life in Spain, and isn't considered to be a conceivable acquisition., "Bayern Considering Move for Barcelona's Jasper Cillessen Amid Concerns Over Manuel Neuer's Fitness," 10 Feb. 2018 And since Jackson won't play in this game, that outcome is conceivable. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville football can (and can't) beat Virginia," 5 July 2018 That became clear this week with the resignation of two British cabinet members, underscoring that no conceivable plan would satisfy all parties. Dan Stewart, Time, "The 3 Big Takeaways from Donald Trump's Controversial Interview with The Sun," 13 July 2018 There's a lot of talk that companies including Apple, Google, and Microsoft will try to embrace ARM SoCs in future laptops, but a lot of under-the-hood work has to happen before those devices are conceivable. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review: Chrome OS revives Google’s tablet future," 23 June 2018 The man puts in endless hours working on every conceivable shot, hoisting hundreds a day, while also finding time to perfect his sublime handle. Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle, "King Curry returns to a rapturous reception," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of conceivable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of conceivable

: able to be imagined : imaginable or possible


con·​ceiv·​able | \kən-ˈsē-və-bəl \

Kids Definition of conceivable

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

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