Definitions for: Impossibility


[n] an alternative that is not available
[n] incapability of existing or occurring



Webster (1913) Definition: Im*pos`si*bil"i*ty, n.; pl. Impossibilities.
[L. impossibilitas: cf. F. impossibilit['e].]
1. The quality of being impossible; impracticability.

They confound difficulty with impossibility.
--South.

2. An impossible thing; that which can not be thought, done,
or endured.

Impossibilities! O, no, there's none. --Cowley.

3. Inability; helplessness. [R.] --Latimer.

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.

Synonyms: impossible action, impossibleness

Antonyms: possibility, possibleness

See Also: alternative, choice, impossible, inconceivability, inconceivableness, nonentity, nonexistence, option, unattainableness

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