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(of an argument or statement) Seeming reasonable or probable,
  1. (of an argument or statement) Seeming reasonable or probable
    • - a plausible explanation
    • - it seems plausible that one of two things may happen
  2. (of a person) Skilled at producing persuasive arguments, esp. ones intended to deceive
    • - a plausible liar

  1. apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful; "a plausible excuse"
  2. given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments; "a plausible liar"
  3. (plausibleness) plausibility: apparent validity
  4. (plausibly) credibly: easy to believe on the basis of available evidence; "he talked plausibly before the committee"; "he will probably win the election"
  5. (Plausibility) In sociology and especially the sociological study of religion, plausibility structures are the sociocultural contexts (or bases) of systems of meaning, action, or beliefs which are basic to and tend to remain unquestioned by individuals in a given society. ...
  6. Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible: a plausible excuse; Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready; Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious; as, a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion; Using ...
  7. (plausibly) In a plausible way; Not falsifiably, based on available facts and general knowledge
  8. (Plausibility) Implication of known background information must point clearly toward the hypothesis presented. There is neutral plausibility as well where the hypothesis is neither plausible nor implausible.
  9. (Plausibility) A plausible mechanism between cause and effect is helpful (but Hill noted that knowledge of the mechanism is limited by current knowledge).
  10. (Plausibility) Rhetoric that is believable right away due to its association with something that the audience already knows or has experienced.
  11. refers to the level of confidence that one has concerning a genealogical fact. In this case, it suggests that the "fact" is consistent with the currently available information, is not refuted by any known and accepted data, and, in general, would "make sense" if it were indeed correct. ...
  12. (adj): having an appearance of truth or credibility; worthy of acceptance or approval. Antonym: implausible
  13. appearing true, reasonable, or fair, trustworthy
  14. in relation to spelling it means a spelling that has some sense, or intelligence, or knowledge, behind it but which, unfortunately, turns out to be incorrect. A plausible spelling of the middle word in “the end of the day” is “ov”. ...