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possible world

(logic) (in modal logic) a semantic device formalizing the notion of what the world might have been like. A statement is necessarily true if and only if it is true in every possible world
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  • Even a possible world implies a possible mind to conceive it, just as much as an actual world implies an actual mind.

  • The possible world, he said, then shook his head and held up his finger.

    Knock Three Times! Marion St. John Webb
  • So that we have not dwelt here upon the life-giving aspect of a possible world state, but only on its life-saving aspects.

    The Salvaging Of Civilisation H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • Its qualities and conveniences make it the only possible world game.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
  • And more,” he should have said to Atheist, “much more in the world within than in any possible world to come.

  • More did not dream of the world of thought as a possible world for them.

    Spanish Highways and Byways Katharine Lee Bates
  • For hundreds of years this has been the possible world, because it was possible for everyone in it to be happy.

    Knock Three Times! Marion St. John Webb
  • To be to such if only one to whom they can speak, is in some sort to mediate between them and a possible world of relief.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • I dont see why the seasons in the possible world should be like ours any more than anything else is like ours.

    Knock Three Times! Marion St. John Webb

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