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[thing-kuh-buh l] /ˈθɪŋ kə bəl/
capable of being thought; conceivable.
that may be considered as possible or likely.
Origin of thinkable
1850-55; think1 + -able
Related forms
thinkableness, noun
thinkably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for thinkable
  • History tells us that real change occurs when the improbable tips into the thinkable.
  • The companies thinking the shouldn't-be-thinkable in these ways are unwilling to share their insights.
  • However, its demise and the probable impacts are un-thinkable.
  • It's also quite thinkable, if he did, that he was trying to attain martyrdom at our hands.
  • Anyhow, the term quantum ether might be used to indicate a thinkable modern synthesis of both concepts.
  • Simply put, large-scale missile defenses might make a nuclear first strike less suicidal and therefore more thinkable.
  • Then on the other side, there are remote places with no even power resources to even make this thinkable.
British Dictionary definitions for thinkable


able to be conceived or considered; possible; feasible
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