Definition of potentiality
1 : the ability to develop or come into existence
2 : potential 1
Examples of potentiality in a Sentence
would like to see a colony on the moon as an actuality and not merely a potentiality
Recent Examples of potentiality from the Web
The net effect of this case is to increase the potentiality for totalitarianism in America.
Somewhere between the billionaires and the flameouts, there are less dramatic potentialities.
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First Known Use of potentiality
POTENTIALITY Defined for English Language Learners
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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