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conceivable

[ kuhn-see-vuh-buhl ]
/ kənˈsi və bəl /
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adjective

capable of being conceived; imaginable.

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Origin of conceivable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM conceivable

con·ceiv·a·bil·i·ty, con·ceiv·a·ble·ness, nouncon·ceiv·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for conceivable

conceivable
/ (kənˈsiːvəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being understood, believed, or imagined; possible

Derived forms of conceivable

conceivability or conceivableness, nounconceivably, adverb
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