Conceivable Con*ceiv"a*ble, a. [Cf. F. concevable.] Capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood. ``Any conceivable weight.'' --Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster]

It is not conceivable that it should be indeed that very person whose shape and voice it assumed. --Atterbury. -- {Con*ceiv"a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Con*ceiv"a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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