that may or can be, exist, happen, be done, be used, etc.: a disease with no possible cure.
that may be true or may be the case, as something concerning which one has no knowledge to the contrary: It is possible that he has already gone.
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- non·pos·si·ble, adjective
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How to use possible in a sentence
It’s also possible to add new faces for the first time straight from the watch.Apple Watch Series 6 first impressions: A stretchy addition looks great | Aaron Pressman | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
This means that this seems far more just about grabbing as much information as possible.Podcast: COVID-19 is helping turn Brazil into a surveillance state | Anthony Green | September 16, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The Tubbs Fire, as it was called, shouldn’t have been possible.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration | by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut | September 15, 2020 | ProPublica
The headline was featured prominently in ads run by the Bry campaign, and the headline would not have been possible without Forged Footnote 15.
Below, Bloomberg takes a look at possible successors to the current executives in charge of each major Apple division.Apple’s leadership evolves ahead of a post-Tim Cook era | radmarya | September 12, 2020 | Fortune
The plan is to stretch it out as long as possible, then probably forget about it, and then suddenly remember it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Therefore, it is not possible for any F-35 schedule to include a video data link or infrared pointer at this point.
When you see somebody who looks like you doing something you never thought you could do, then that thing becomes possible.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement | Charlise Ferguson | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Few reports of his mental illness discuss lead poisoning as a possible reason for his mental deterioration.Wrestler Mark Schultz Hates the ‘Sickening and Insulting Lies’ of ‘Foxcatcher’ | Rich Goldstein | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And now to this list of New York pols who refuse to go away, it may be possible to add another name: Vito Fossella.Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm? | David Freedlander | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is a feature by means of which it is always possible to distinguish the Great Horsetail from any other species.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
In Spain he was regarded as the right arm of the ultra-clericals and a possible supporter of Carlism.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
As Perker said this, he looked towards the door, with an evident desire to render the leave-taking as brief as possible.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
And our views of poverty and social betterment, or what is possible and what is not, are still largely conditioned by it.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
It seems to be a true instinct which comes before education and makes education possible.Children's Ways | James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for possible
capable of existing, taking place, or proving true without contravention of any natural law
capable of being achieved: it is not possible to finish in three weeks
having potential or capabilities for favourable use or development: the idea is a possible money-spinner
that may or may not happen or have happened; feasible but less than probable: it is possible that man will live on Mars
logic (of a statement, formula, etc) capable of being true under some interpretation, or in some circumstances. Usual symbol: Mp or ◇ p, where p is the given expression
another word for possibility (def. 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with possible
see as far as possible; as soon as possible.
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