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 5 Rollback to Revision 3 edited Apr 15 '16 at 19:09 ab2 24.2k1010 gold badges6060 silver badges9696 bronze badges You can define something possible in mathematical terms as having a non-null null probability of being true. As for plausible, the concept does not draw on mathematics but rather on mere common sense. The etymology is the same as applause. Something is plausible ifit it's acceptable (loosely: if it deserves applause). That is to say if its probability is reasonable. If you add probable and likely in the equation, you can order thesetheses adjectives by ascending probability as follows: possible => plausible => probable = likely least chance of being true = possible greatest chance of being true = probable/likely Plausible can be thought of as coming in between these two. You can define something possible in mathematical terms as having a non-null probability of being true. As for plausible, the concept does not draw on mathematics but rather on mere common sense. The etymology is the same as applause. Something is plausible if it's acceptable (loosely: if it deserves applause). That is to say if its probability is reasonable. If you add probable and likely in the equation, you can order these adjectives by ascending probability as follows: possible => plausible => probable = likely least chance of being true = possible greatest chance of being true = probable/likely Plausible can be thought of as coming in between these two. You can define something possible in mathematical terms as having a non null probability of being true. As for plausible, the concept does not draw on mathematics but rather on mere common sense. The etymology is the same as applause. Something is plausible it it's acceptable (loosely: if it deserves applause). That is to say if its probability is reasonable. If you add probable and likely in the equation, you can order theses adjectives by ascending probability as follows: possible => plausible => probable = likely. 4 extended the already explanation, fixed typos edit approved Apr 15 '16 at 14:19 Sachin Joseph 10344 bronze badges You can define something possible in mathematical terms as having a non null-null probability of being true. As for plausible, the concept does not draw on mathematics but rather on mere common sense. The etymology is the same as applause. Something is plausible itif it's acceptable (loosely: if it deserves applause). That is to say if its probability is reasonable. If you add probable and likely in the equation, you can order thesesthese adjectives by ascending probability as follows: possible => plausible => probable = likely least chance of being true = possible greatest chance of being true = probable/likely Plausible can be thought of as coming in between these two. You can define something possible in mathematical terms as having a non null probability of being true. As for plausible, the concept does not draw on mathematics but rather on mere common sense. The etymology is the same as applause. Something is plausible it it's acceptable (loosely: if it deserves applause). That is to say if its probability is reasonable. If you add probable and likely in the equation, you can order theses adjectives by ascending probability as follows: possible => plausible => probable = likely. You can define something possible in mathematical terms as having a non-null probability of being true. As for plausible, the concept does not draw on mathematics but rather on mere common sense. The etymology is the same as applause. Something is plausible if it's acceptable (loosely: if it deserves applause). That is to say if its probability is reasonable. If you add probable and likely in the equation, you can order these adjectives by ascending probability as follows: possible => plausible => probable = likely least chance of being true = possible greatest chance of being true = probable/likely Plausible can be thought of as coming in between these two. 3 added 234 characters in body edited May 30 '11 at 0:31 Alain Pannetier Φ 16.7k33 gold badges4848 silver badges105105 bronze badges You can define something possible in mathematical terms as having a non null probability of being true. As for plausible, the concept does not draw on mathematics but rather on mere common sense. The etymology is the same as applause. Something is plausible it it's acceptable (loosely: if it deserves applause). That is to say if its probability is reasonable. If you add probable and likely in the equation, you can order theses adjectives by ascending probability as follows: possible => plausible => probable = likely. You can define something possible in mathematical terms as having a non null probability of being true. As for plausible, the concept does not draw on mathematics but rather on mere common sense. The etymology is the same as applause. Something is plausible it it's acceptable (loosely: if it deserves applause). You can define something possible in mathematical terms as having a non null probability of being true. As for plausible, the concept does not draw on mathematics but rather on mere common sense. The etymology is the same as applause. Something is plausible it it's acceptable (loosely: if it deserves applause). That is to say if its probability is reasonable. If you add probable and likely in the equation, you can order theses adjectives by ascending probability as follows: possible => plausible => probable = likely. 2 added 18 characters in body edited May 30 '11 at 0:05 Alain Pannetier Φ 16.7k33 gold badges4848 silver badges105105 bronze badges 1 answered May 29 '11 at 23:59 Alain Pannetier Φ 16.7k33 gold badges4848 silver badges105105 bronze badges