potentiality

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noun po·ten·ti·al·i·ty \pə-ˌten(t)-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\

Definition of potentiality

plural

potentialities

  1. 1 :  the ability to develop or come into existence

  2. 2 :  potential 1

Examples of potentiality in a sentence

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

1625

First Known Use of potentiality

1625


POTENTIALITY Defined for English Language Learners

potentiality

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noun po·ten·ti·al·i·ty \pə-ˌten(t)-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\

Definition of potentiality for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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