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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pos·si·bil·i·ty /(ˌ)ɪmˌpɑsəˈbɪləti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pos·si·bil·i·ty n.; pl. Impossibilities
 1. The quality of being impossible; impracticability.
    They confound difficulty with impossibility.   --South.
 2. An impossible thing; that which is not possible; that which can not be thought, done, or endured.
    Impossibilities! O, no, there's none.   --Cowley.
 3. Inability; helplessness. [R.]
 Logical impossibility, a condition or statement involving contradiction or absurdity; as, that a thing can be and not be at the same time. See Principle of Contradiction, under Contradiction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: incapability of existing or occurring [syn: impossibleness]
           [ant: possibility]
      2: an alternative that is not available [syn: impossible