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Definitions of Impossibility

Pronunciation : Im*pos`si*bil"i*ty
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [L. impossibilitas: cf. F. impossibilité.]
Definition : 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.

pl. Impossibilities.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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