Impossible quantity
Impossible Im*pos"si*ble, a. [F., fr. L. impossibilis; pref. im- not + possibilis possible. See {Possible}.] Not possible; incapable of being done, of existing, etc.; unattainable in the nature of things, or by means at command; insuperably difficult under the circumstances; absurd or impracticable; not feasible. [1913 Webster]

With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. --Matt. xix. 26. [1913 Webster]

Without faith it is impossible to please him. --Heb. xi. 6. [1913 Webster]

{Impossible quantity} (Math.), an imaginary quantity. See {Imaginary}.

Syn: See {Impracticable}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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