inconceivablemedical dictionary

Not conceivable; incapable of being conceived by the mind; not explicable by the human intellect, or by any known principles or agencies; incomprehensible; as, it is inconceivable to us how the will acts in producing muscular motion. "It is inconceivable to me that a spiritual substance should represent an extended figure." (Locke) Inconceiv"ableness, Inconceiv"ably, "The inconceivableness of a quality existing without any subject to possess it." (A. Tucker)

Origin: Pref. In- not + conceivable: cf. F. Inconcevable.

(01 Mar 1998)