meaning of cannot

cannot meaning in General Dictionary

Am is or aren't able written either as you term or two

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  • Am, is, or tend to be, unable; -- written either as one word or two.

cannot meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, from can (v.1) + not. Old English indicated the notion by ne cunnan.

Sentence Examples with the word cannot

When the stream consists of drops following one another in single file, no such increase of section is possible; and then the constancy of the total stream requires a gradual approximation of the drops, which in the case of a nearly vertical direction of motion cannot stop short of actual contact.

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