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plausible

adjective uk   /ˈplɔː.zə.bl̩/ us    /ˈplɑː-/
C2 seeming likely to be true, or able to be believed: a plausible explanation/excuse disapproving A plausible person appears to be honest and telling the truth, even if they are not: a plausible salesman
plausibility
noun [U] uk   /ˌplɔː.zəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /ˌplɑː.zəˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
In Chapter 2 she goes on to test the plausibility of these assumptions.
plausibly
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
February's figures cannot plausibly be blamed on flukes or special factors.
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