Definition of possibility
1 : the condition or fact of being possible
2 archaic : one's utmost power, capacity, or ability
3 : something that is possible
4 : potential or prospective value —usually used in plural <the house had great possibilities>
Examples of possibility in a sentence
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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POSSIBILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of possibility for English Language Learners
: 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
POSSIBILITY Defined for Kids
Definition of possibility for Students
1 : a chance that something may or may not happen or exist : the state or fact of being possible <There's a possibility of rain today.>
2 : something that may happen or exist <Life on other planets is a possibility.>
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