Definition of possibility
- the house had great possibilities
There is a strong possibility that I will not be chosen for the job.
Have you considered the possibility that you may be wrong?
My first two ideas didn't work, but I thought of a third possibility.
The future holds untold possibilities.
His degree and job experience give him a wide range of possibilities for a career.
a man of undetermined possibilities
The old house might not look like much now, but it has possibilities.
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: a chance that something might exist, happen, or be true : the state or fact of being possible
: something that might be done or might happen : something that is possible
possibilities : abilities or qualities that could make someone or something better in the future
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