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possibleadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpɑs·ə·bəl/

possible adjective [not gradable] (ACHIEVABLE)

that can be done or ​achieved, or that can ​exist: [+ to infinitive] Is it possible to get an ​earlierflight? If possible I’d like to get there before ​noon. We need to ​send that ​letter off as ​soon as possible.

possible adjective [not gradable] (NOT CERTAIN)

that might or might not ​happen or ​exist: [+ (that) clause] It’s possible (that) Mary will ​turn up ​tonight.
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"possible" in British English

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uk   /ˈpɒs.ə.bl̩/  us   /ˈpɑː.sə-/

possible adjective (CAN ACHIEVE)

A1 able to be done or ​achieved, or ​able to ​exist: I can't get it all done by ​Friday - it's just not possible. Is it possible tobuytickets in ​advance? They got as ​far as was humanly possible (= as ​far as anyone could have) before ​turning back.
as much, quickly, soon, etc. as possible A2 as much, ​quickly, ​soon, etc. as something can ​happen or be done: Please take ​yourseats as ​quickly as possible. I'll go as ​soon as possible.
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possible adjective (NOT CERTAIN)

B1 [+ (that)] that might or might not ​happen: It's possible (that) Mira might ​turn up ​tonight. "Do you ​think he'll end up in ​prison?" "It's very possible." That's one possible ​solution to the ​problem.
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