conceivable

adjective
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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What conceivable purpose was there in stubbornly defending a decision caused by a clerical error? Alex Kozinski, WSJ, "How a Pointless Lawsuit Took Off," 24 Jan. 2019 Here's a look at some wild-yet-conceivable predictions for the coming weeks — before all the seeding is solidified. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Five bold projections for March Madness: Will Michigan go all the way?," 4 Mar. 2018 The technology is conceivable, but difficult to master. W.j. Hennigan, Time, "Russia Unveiled a New Arsenal of Nuclear Weapons. Should You Be Scared?," 2 Mar. 2018 Today, there are 26 maisons representing every conceivable fashion expertise, including gloves (Causse), millinery (Maison Michel), goldsmiths (Goossens), and cashmere (Barrie). Amy Verner, Vogue, "Vogue Got an Exclusive Tour of Chanel’s Ateliers While Tonight’s Métiers d’Art Collection Was Being Made," 5 Dec. 2018 From a prior odds perspective, the likelihood of a plot so enormous and intricate coming together out of all other conceivable possibilities is vanishingly small. Liv Boeree, Vox, "How an 18th-century priest gave us the tools to make better decisions," 30 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of conceivable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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conceivable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of conceivable

: able to be imagined : imaginable or possible

conceivable

adjective
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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