Impossibility definition

ĭm-pŏsə-bĭlĭ-tē
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The condition of being unable to happen or to be achieved.
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The fact or quality of being impossible.
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Something impossible.
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Something impossible.
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Something that is impossible.

Meeting the deadline is an impossibility; there is no way we can be ready in time.

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(uncountable) The quality of being impossible.
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The condition or quality of being impossible.
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Of an act that cannot physically be done.
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In criminal law, a defense to charges on the basis that the acts committed were not illegal. In civil law, an act which is impossible by operation of law or rule, such as an attempt by a minor to enter into a binding contract.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
impossibility
Plural:
impossibilities

Origin of impossibility

  • From Middle French impossibilité, from Latin impossibilitās.

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