conceivable

adjective

con·​ceiv·​able kən-ˈsē-və-bəl How to pronounce conceivable (audio)
: capable of being conceived : imaginable
every conceivable combination
conceivability noun
conceivableness noun

Examples of conceivable in a Sentence

They discussed the question from every conceivable angle. It is conceivable that she will refuse to go.
Recent Examples on the Web Audiences have seen Douglas for more than 50 years inhabit every conceivable character on the big and small screens. Carla Renata, Variety, 15 Apr. 2024 Obsessive kitchen organization is among social media’s favorite pastimes, and plastic storage containers in every conceivable size and shape play an outsize role in the super-popular videos depicting spotless, abundant refrigerators and pantries on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 12 Apr. 2024 The workplace shifts since the COVID-19 pandemic have created a host of new norms that wouldn’t have been conceivable in 2019. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 5 Apr. 2024 America’s almond acreage has more than doubled since 2007 as the world’s food firms race to stuff the nut into every conceivable granola mix, nut butter and milk substitute. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2024 But the Cards allowed 3s in nearly every conceivable way. The Courier-Journal, 20 Jan. 2024 Before an eclipse in Maine that August, the Boston Society of Natural History solicited reports from every conceivable source: newspapers, game wardens, trained naturalists and the public at large. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 19 Mar. 2024 This also includes a preference for foldout rear decks, reimagined bows, and balconies that extend when activated, all of which are in evidence on Bilgin’s 263-foot Leona, which showcases how to design every conceivable square foot across the yacht toward enhancing the outside environment. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 16 Mar. 2024 Aria has also thought of every conceivable amenity. David Morris, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conceivable was in the 15th century

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“Conceivable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conceivable. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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