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[pos-uh-buh l] /ˈpɒs ə bəl/

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.
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 (sense 3)

mid-14c., from Old French possible and directly from Latin possibilis “that can be done,” from posse “be able” (see potent).

1640s, from possible (adj.).


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