conceivable

[ kuh n-see-vuh-buh l ]
/ kənˈsi və bəl /

adjective

capable of being conceived; imaginable.

Nearby words

  1. concealment,
  2. concede,
  3. conceit,
  4. conceited,
  5. conceitedly,
  6. conceive,
  7. concelebrant,
  8. concelebrate,
  9. concelebration,
  10. concent

Origin of conceivable

1425–75; late Middle English. See conceive, -able

Related formscon·ceiv·a·bil·i·ty, con·ceiv·a·ble·ness, nouncon·ceiv·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for conceivability

conceivable

/ (kənˈsiːvəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being understood, believed, or imagined; possible
Derived Formsconceivability or conceivableness, nounconceivably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for conceivability

conceivable

adj.

mid-15c. (implied in conceivableness), from conceive + -able. Originally in a now-obsolete sense "that can be received." Meaning "that can be imagined" is attested from 1620s (in conceivably).

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