Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of existing in one subject; consistent; capable of being true together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Able to exist with another thing; consistent.

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  • adjective compatible or consistent with another statement

Etymologies

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com- +‎ possible

Examples

  • The portmanteau terms compossible and embrangle are similarly in the line of fire.

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  • If the premises of a valid argument are contingent and compossible, then the conclusion is contingent

    The Statue of a Writer

  • If the premises of a valid argument are possible and compossible, then the conclusion is possible

    The Statue of a Writer

  • Let us say that two or more substances are compossible if and only if there is no contradiction between the predicates derivable from their CICs.

    Leibniz's Modal Metaphysics

  • Since all finite things are contingently actual, their alternatives are possible with respect to the same time, though these are not compossible with what is actual.

    Medieval Theories of Modality

  • With mansuetude compossible with my muliebrity, I condemn those niddering, olid morons who, in caliginosity of understanding, vilipend our English by attempting to exuviate words for which they cannot see any present custom.

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  • With mansuetude compossible with my muliebrity, I condemn those niddering, olid morons who, in caliginosity of understanding, vilipend our English by attempting to exuviate words for which they cannot see any present custom.

    A malison on the poor of spirit.

  • (Again, the “existence” of the other possible world is meant only to imply that there is some set of compossible essences that include the Caesar-counterpart who does not cross the Rubicon.)

    Leibniz's Modal Metaphysics

  • Third, selves or individuals, rather than being closed upon the compossible and convergent world they express from within, are now torn open, and kept open through the divergent series and incompossible ensembles that continually pull them outside themselves.

    Gilles Deleuze

  • First, God is no longer a Being who compares and chooses the richest compossible world; he has now become a pure Process that affirms incompossibilities and passes through them.

    Gilles Deleuze

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