potentiality

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

Definition of potentiality

plural potentialities
1 :the ability to develop or come into existence
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

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First Known Use of potentiality

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POTENTIALITY Defined for English Language Learners

potentiality

noun

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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