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conceivableness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being conceivable; conceivability.

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  • noun The state or quality of being conceivable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of being conceivable

Etymologies

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conceivable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • But such an _abstract_ conceivableness has not the least value for the knowledge of the _real_, nor even for the knowledge of the _really possible_.

    The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality

  • The real causes of such a heterogenetic generation, if it took place at all, have not yet been found; therefore we have to treat only of the abstract possibilities of its conceivableness.

    The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality

  • Zöllner is certainly right when, in his work which appeared before the lecture of DuBois-Reymond, he puts the alternative, "either to renounce forever the conceivableness of the phenomena of sensation, or hypothetically to add to the common qualities of matter one more, which places the simplest and most elementary transactions of nature under a process of sensation, legitimately connected with it;" as also when he says

    The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality

  • Essence as such in relation to a contingent being merely implies its conceivableness or possibility, and abstracts from actual existence; existence as such must be added before we can speak of the being as actual.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • It was the first effective introduction into France of these great and fundamental principles; that all knowledge is relative to our intelligence, that thought is not the measure of existence, nor the conceivableness of a proposition the test of its truth, and that our experience is not the limit to the possibilities of things.

    Diderot and the Encyclopaedists

  • It was the first effective introduction into France of these great and fundamental principles; that all knowledge is relative to our intelligence, that thought is not the measure of existence, nor the conceivableness of a proposition the test of its truth, and that our experience is not the limit to the possibilities of things.

    Diderot and the Encyclopædists (Vol 1 of 2)

  • In speaking, for example, of the action of matter upon matter, and again of that of mind upon matter, the special idea suggested is clearly as to the mode of action in the one case and the other, as if the real point were the conceivableness of this mode in the respective cases.

    Theism: The Witness of Reason and Nature to an All-Wise and Beneficent Creator.

  • It is a grouping which corresponds with the idea of God just as much as with the idea of miracles; while all other divisions or groupings of miracles according to value, which might take their principle of division and their weight from the greater or smaller conceivableness of the causal connection, from the greater or smaller difference of a miraculous event from all other events, are indifferent in reference to the idea of God, and change the centre of gravity in the idea of miracles.

    The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality

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