Possibility

Possibility is the condition or fact of being possible. The Latin origins of the word hint at ability. Possibility also refers to something that "could happen", that is not precluded by the facts, but usually not probable. Impossible denotes that something cannot happen or be done.

  • Subjunctive possibility
    • Logical possibility
  • Epistemic possibility
  • Possibility theory

Other articles related to "possibility":

The New Possibility - History
... The New Possibility has been one of Fahey's best selling recordings, selling over 100,000 copies initially, and has been continually in print ... philosopher Paul Tillich's reference to the birth of Jesus Christ as "The New Possibility" ... albums as well as re-recording the tracks of The New Possibility ...
Consumption–possibility Frontier
... The CPF, or consumption–possibility frontier, is the budget constraint where participants in international trade can consume ... this constraint is identical to the production–possibility frontier ...
C++/Tcl
... Possibility to expose free C++ functions as commands in Tcl ... Possibility to define classes and class member functions, visible in Tcl in the style similar to SWIG wrappers ... Possibility to manipulate Tcl lists and objects from the C++ code ...
Purgatory
... an intermediate state between death and the final judgment and in the possibility of "continuing to grow in holiness there." The Eastern Orthodox Churches believe in the possibility ... A similar belief in at least the possibility of a final salvation for all is held by Mormonism ... Judaism also believes in the possibility of after-death purification and may even use the word "purgatory" to present its understanding of the meaning of Gehenna ...

Famous quotes containing the word possibility:

    Theoretically, I grant you, there is no possibility of error in necessary reasoning. But to speak thus “theoretically,” is to use language in a Pickwickian sense. In practice, and in fact, mathematics is not exempt from that liability to error that affects everything that man does.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.
    Benito Mussolini (1883–1945)

    That though we are certain of many things, yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility, there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry.
    Joseph Glanvill (1636–1680)