Definition of conceivable in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈsiːvəb(ə)l/


Capable of being imagined or grasped mentally: a mass uprising was entirely conceivable in every conceivable way that action was entirely wrong the body was photographed from every conceivable angle
More example sentences
  • Then it is argued that what is imaginable or conceivable is metaphysically possible.
  • She was mentally running through every conceivable reason for her daughter not to make contact.
  • There were countless volumes ranging over almost every subject imaginable and in little conceivable order.
plausible, tenable, credible, believable, thinkable, feasible, creditable, admissible;
understandable, comprehensible
informal mortal
rare cogitable



Pronunciation: /kənsiːvəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Orr's criterion for possibility is conceivability.
  • Descartes is indeed considering the view of possibility as conceivability, but in doing so he is merely acknowledging what ‘everyone commonly means’ by ‘possible’.
  • Many evolutionary biologists are satisfied with a very undemanding form of ability or capacity-namely conceivability.

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