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possible (adj.)

mid-14c., from Old French possible and directly from Latin possibilis "that can be done," from posse "be able" (see potent).

possible (n.)

1640s, from possible (adj.).

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Definitions of possible from WordNet
1
possible (n.)
something that can be done;
politics is the art of the possible
possible (n.)
an applicant who might be suitable;
2
possible (adj.)
capable of happening or existing;
warned of possible consequences
a breakthrough may be possible next year
anything is possible
possible (adj.)
existing in possibility;
possible uses of nuclear power
Synonyms: potential
From wordnet.princeton.edu