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possible
possible ADJECTIVE 1) capable of existing, happening, or being achieved. 2) that may be so, but that is not certain or probable.
NOUN 1) a possible candidate for a job or member of a team. 2) (the possible) that which is likely or achievable.
ORIGIN Latin possibilis, from posse 'be able' .

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  • Possible — Pos si*ble, a. [F., fr. L. possibilis, fr. posse to be able, to have power; potis able, capable + esse to be. See {Potent}, {Am}, and cf. {Host} a landlord.] Capable of existing or occurring, or of being conceived or thought of; able to happen;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • POSSIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui peut être, ou qui peut se faire. Ce que vous dites est possible. Cela est difficile, mais cependant possible. Il a éprouvé tous les malheurs possibles. Cela est dans les choses possibles. Est il possible que cela soit?… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • POSSIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui peut être, ou qui peut se faire. Ce que vous dites est possible. Cela est difficile, mais cependant possible. Les êtres possibles. Il a éprouve tous les malheurs possibles. Cela est dans les choses possibles. Est il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • possible — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin possibilis, from posse to be able, from potis, pote able + esse to be more at potent, is Date: 14th century 1. a. being within the limits of ability, capacity, or realization < a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Possible E.P. — Infobox Album | Name = Possible E.P. Type = Album Artist = Youth Brigade Released = 1981 Recorded = 1981, Inner Ear Studios Genre = Hardcore punk, Punk rock Length = 10:11 Label = Dischord Records Producer = Unknown Possible E.P. is the first… …   Wikipedia

  • Possible Worlds — may refer to: * Possible Worlds (play), by John Mighton ** Possible Worlds (film), by Robert Lepage, based on the Mighton play * Possible Worlds (poetry book), by Peter Porter * Possible Worlds (book), by J. B. S. Haldane …   Wikipedia

  • Possible Worlds (play) — Possible Worlds , written in 1990 by John Mighton, is an unusual play. Part murder mystery, part science fiction, and part mathematical philosophy, it follows the multiple parallel lives of the mysterious George Barber. At the play s beginning,… …   Wikipedia

  • Possible Worlds (film) — Possible Worlds is a 2000 Canadian film adaptation of the play of the same name. The film is directed by Robert Lepage, and stars Tom McCamus and Tilda Swinton. AwardsWon* Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design Genie Awards * Best… …   Wikipedia

  • Possible world — In philosophy and logic, the concept of possible worlds is used to express modal claims. In philosophy, the term modality covers such notions as possibility , necessity , and contingency . Talk of possible worlds is very widespread in… …   Wikipedia

  • Possible Peru — Infobox Political Party party name = Perú Posible Peru Possible colorcode = #80FF00 party leader = David Waisman foundation = 1994 ideology = Centrism headquarters = Lima, Peru members = international = none website =… …   Wikipedia

  • Possible carcinogen — Definition Possible carcinogen is a category of the dangers of chemical exposure as recognized by the EPACategory:. This is as opposed to probable or known carcinogen under EPA classifications of carcinogenicity.It took the EPA until 2002 to… …   Wikipedia


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