conceivable

adjective con·ceiv·able \ kən-ˈsē-və-bəl \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of conceivable

: capable of being conceived : imaginable
  • every conceivable combination

conceivability

play \kən-ˌsē-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

conceivableness

play \kən-ˈsē-və-bəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of conceivable in a Sentence

  1. They discussed the question from every conceivable angle.

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

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First Known Use of conceivable

15th century

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CONCEIVABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of conceivable for English Language Learners

  • : able to be imagined : imaginable or possible


CONCEIVABLE Defined for Kids

conceivable

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

Definition of conceivable for Students

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


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