Definition of possible noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɒsəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːsəbl//
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a person or thing that is suitable for a particular job, purpose, etc. and might be chosen Out of all the people interviewed, there are only five possibles. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin possibilis, from posse ‘be able’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: possible