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impenetrability

IMPENETRABIL'ITY, n. [from impenetrable.]

1. The quality of being impenetrable.

2. In philosophy, that quality of matter which prevents two bodies from occupying the same space at the same time.

3. Insusceptibility of intellectual impression.



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IMPENETRABIL'ITY, n. [from impenetrable.]

1. The quality of being impenetrable.

2. In philosophy, that quality of matter which prevents two bodies from occupying the same space at the same time.

3. Insusceptibility of intellectual impression.

IM-PEN-E-TRA-BIL'I-TY, n. [from impenetrable.]

  1. The quality of being impenetrable.
  2. In philosophy, that quality of matter which prevents two bodies from occupying the same space at the same time. Good.
  3. Insusceptibility of intellectual impression. Johnson.

Im*pen`e*tra*bil"i*ty
  1. Quality of being impenetrable.
  2. That property in virtue of which two portions of matter can not at the same time occupy the same portion of space.
  3. Insusceptibility of intellectual or emotional impression; obtuseness; stupidity; coldness.
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Impenetrability

IMPENETRABIL'ITY, noun [from impenetrable.]

1. The quality of being impenetrable.

2. In philosophy, that quality of matter which prevents two bodies from occupying the same space at the same time.

3. Insusceptibility of intellectual impression.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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