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compossible

[kom-pos-uh-buh l, kuh m-]
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adjective
  1. compatible; potentially consistent, as with another statement, theory, etc.
  2. able to exist or happen together.

Origin of compossible

From the Medieval Latin word compossibilis, dating back to 1630–40. See com-, possible
Related formscom·pos·si·bil·i·ty, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Compossible, kom-pos′i-bl, adj. possible in co-existence with something else.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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British Dictionary definitions for compossible

compossible

adjective
  1. rare possible in coexistence with something else
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