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plausibleadjective

uk   /ˈplɔː.zə.bl̩/  us   /ˈplɑː-/
C2 seeminglikely to be ​true, or ​able to be ​believed: a plausible ​explanation/​excuse disapproving A plausible ​personappears 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   us   /-bli/
February's ​figures cannot plausibly be ​blamed on ​flukes or ​specialfactors.
(Definition of plausible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plausibleadjective

 us   /ˈplɔ·zə·bəl/
possiblytrue; ​able to be ​believed: a plausible ​excuse/​explanation
(Definition of plausible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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