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Meaning of IMPOSSIBILITY

Pronunciation:  im`pâsu'bilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an alternative that is not available
  2. [n]  incapability of existing or occurring
 

IMPOSSIBILITY is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: impossible action, impossibleness
 
 Antonyms: possibility, possibleness
 
 See Also: alternative, choice, impossible, inconceivability, inconceivableness, nonentity, nonexistence, option, unattainableness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*pos`si*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Impossibilities}.
[L. impossibilitas: cf. F. impossibilit['e].]
1. The quality of being impossible; impracticability.

         They confound difficulty with impossibility.
                                               --South.

2. An impossible thing; that which can not be thought, done,
   or endured.

         Impossibilities! O, no, there's none. --Cowley.

3. Inability; helplessness. [R.] --Latimer.

{Logical impossibility}, a condition or statement involving
   contradiction or absurdity; as, that a thing can be and
   not be at the same time. See {Principle of Contradiction},
   under {Contradiction}.

 

 

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