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impossibility

[im-pos-uh-bil-i-tee, im-pos-] /ɪmˌpɒs əˈbɪl ɪ ti, ˌɪm pɒs-/
noun, plural impossibilities for 2.
1.
condition or quality of being impossible.
2.
something impossible.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English impossibilite < Late Latin impossibilitās. See im-2, possibility
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impossibility

/ɪmˌpɒsəˈbɪlɪtɪ; ˌɪmpɒs-/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being impossible
2.
something that is impossible
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Word Origin and History for impossibilities

impossibility

n.

late 14c., "quality of being impossible," from impossible + -ity; perhaps from or modeled on French impossibilité. Meaning "an impossible thing or occurrence" is from c.1500.

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