potentiality


po·ten·ti·al·i·ty

noun \pə-ˌten(t)-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\

: a quality that can be developed to make someone or something better

: a chance or possibility that something will happen or exist in the future

plural po·ten·ti·al·i·ties

Full Definition of POTENTIALITY

1
:  the ability to develop or come into existence
2
:  potential 1

Examples of POTENTIALITY

  1. <would like to see a colony on the moon as an actuality and not merely a potentiality>

First Known Use of POTENTIALITY

1625

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