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A future prospect or potential
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Alternative clues for the word possibility
A possible alternative
Capability of existing or happening or being true
A tentative theory about the natural world
A concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
Word definitions for possibility in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a chance/hope/possibility of escape ▪ The river offered our only hope of escape. alert to the possibility ▪ The authorities should have been alert to the possibility of invasion. an exciting possibility ▪ Penny allowed...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Possibility \Pos`si*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl. Possibilities . [F. possibilit['e], L. possibilitas.] The quality or state of being possible; the power of happening, being, or existing. ``All possibility of error.'' --Hooker. ``Latent possibilities...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 The quality of being possible. 2 A thing possible; that which may take place or come into being.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "condition of being possible," from Old French possibilité (13c.) and directly from Latin possibilitatem (nom. possibilitas ) "possibility," from possibilis (see possible (adj.)). Meaning "a possible thing or substance" is from c.1400. Related:...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a future prospect or potential; "this room has great possibilities" capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired" [syn: possibleness ] [ant: impossibility ] a tentative theory about...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Possibility is the condition or fact of being possible . Latin origins of the word hint at ability. Possibility also refers to something that "could happen", that is not precluded by the facts , but usually not probable . Possibility may refer to: Epistemic...
Usage examples of possibility.
Finally, he points out the practical bearing of the subject--for example, the probability of calculus causing sudden suppression of urine in such cases--and also the danger of surgical interference, and suggests the possibility of diagnosing the condition by ascertaining the absence of the opening of one ureter in the bladder by means of the cystoscope, and also the likelihood of its occurring where any abnormality of the genital organs is found, especially if this be unilateral.
Three months later Madame Costa, the actress whom he had gone to see at Gorice, told me that she would never have believed in the possibility of such a creature existing if she had not known Count Torriano.
Eliza accepts this possibility with the inherent grace of the acutely underconfident, decides not to mention it until he does.
Dostoevsky, we may adduce from such words, could well have increased his sense of guilt by blocking the possibility of turning angrily and self-defensively against an accusatory judge.
But European possibilities still exist within Russia, because in certain strata of the population adherence to the great organism of the Western Culture is an instinct, an Idea, and no material force can ever wipe it out, even though it may be temporarily repressed and driven under.
And the possibility of an Aenean being aboard with you was one reason we greeted the arrival of your great ship with such enthusiasm and trepidation.
It was then they heard for the first time of the real scale of the Dornhof aeronautic park and the possibility of an attack coming upon them not only by sea, but by the air.
In his imagination he saw the Prescott aeroplane eliminated as a naval possibility, and the field clear for the selection of the Mortlake machine.
All the universe afire with the possibilities of light, and madness, too.
Our great achievement was achieved--the possibility of the impossible was demonstrated, and Harris and I walked proudly into the great dining-room of the Riffelberg Hotel and stood our alpenstocks up in the corner.
But none of us had ever encountered, even imagined, such a power of amnesia, the possibility of a pit into which everything, every experience, every event, would fathomlessly drop, a bottomless memory-hole that would engulf the whole world.
Sensing the possibility of death, the giant amphibian flopped its way toward the water.
Stein acknowledges the possibility but hopes that good annotation will drive out bad.
Grace would be permitted to discuss the possibility of trade with the Anointed the following morning.
Only last shift Arbitrator Ranz from Realignment had hinted at this very possibility.