Impossibility

Definition of Impossibility

Im`pos`si`bil´i`ty
n.1.The quality of being impossible; impracticability.
They confound difficulty with impossibility.
- South.
2.An impossible thing; that which is not possible; that which can not be thought, done, or endured.
Impossibilities! O, no, there's none.
- Cowley.
3.Inability; helplessness.
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.

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impossibleness, inconceivability, inconceivableness, nonentity, nonexistence, possibility, possibleness, unattainableness
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