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Impossible

An impossibility. 'Madam, quoth he, this were an impossible!' (Chaucer)

Not possible; incapable of being done, of existing, etc.; unattainable in the nature of things, or by means at command; insuperably difficult under the circumstances; absurd or impracticable; not feasible. With men this is impossible; but with god all things are possible. (Matt. Xix. 26) Without faith it is impossible to please him. (Heb. Xi.

(Science: mathematics) impossible quantity, an imagnary quantity. See imaginary.

Synonym: see impracticable.

Origin: f, fr. L. Impossibilis; pref. Im- not _ possibilis possible. See possible.


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Why similar features are preserved in a gigantic population?

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by Goldentiger
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:22 am
 
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Re: Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?

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Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:27 pm
 
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Re: Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?

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by jonmoulton
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:07 pm
 
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Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?

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by Coelacanth
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:26 am
 
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