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Possibility \Pos`si*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl. Possibilities. [F. possibilit['e], L. possibilitas.]

  1. The quality or state of being possible; the power of happening, being, or existing. ``All possibility of error.''
    --Hooker. ``Latent possibilities of excellence.''

  2. That which is possible; a contingency; a thing or event that may not happen; a contingent interest, as in real or personal estate.
    --South. Burrill.


n. (plural of possibility English)


Possibilities is the forty-fifth studio album by American jazz musician Herbie Hancock, released in the United States on August 30, 2005 by Vector Recordings. The album features a variety of guest musicians such as John Mayer and Carlos Santana. It earned Hancock two nominations at the 2006 Grammy Awards: Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "A Song for You" (shared with pop singer Christina Aguilera) and Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Gelo na Montanha" (shared with rock singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio). A motion picture entitled Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, released on DVD on April 18, 2006, depicts the recording of this album in many different discussions and performances with the collaborating artists. The DVD also includes a demo CD with 4 of the 10 songs on the album.

Possibilities (disambiguation)

Possibilities may refer to:

  • Possibilities, the forty-fifth official album by American jazz musician and pianist Herbie Hancock
  • "Possibilities," a song by Weezer from their 2002 album Maladroit
  • The Possibilities, Athens, Georgia rock band

Usage examples of "possibilities".

Two possibilities have emerged: two dwarf yellow stars in binary combination.

Turning over his mother's suggestion in his mind, Hrriss began to examine the possibilities of the females he knew.

It was full of possibilities, and the key to fame and better departmental financing for him.

A universal marketplace would certainly improve industry on Hrruba and open up immense possibilities of further, mutually productive manufacturing.

He was at a loss to know how he could possibly present such hulks as advantageous, though Mllaba was usually shrewd to see possibilities and potentials .

Which would have been bad for new trade possibilities and that was not on in Kiachifs lexicon.

Helva's mind danced with the possibilities and gnawed mental teeth against the silent hold-cue.

The ugly possibilities of using familial hostages or family pressures against a brainship were very real.

She tried to keep her mind clear, but a thousand horrible possibilities ran around and around inside her thoughts, making her frantic.

In a near-adult, and a brilliant near-adult at that, the possibilities went out of bounds.

To be sure, the public was informed, in broad terms, about the capabilities of the Talented but nothing had ever been released about the more bizarre possibilities of psionic powers.

I was too excited when I realized the possibilities inher ent in his gestalt, but they only know I was excited about the boy.

Today had opened up possibilities he had only tentatively dreamed about.

How much further could he go now, with all the possibilities of the Gadriel tuning and mind-merge that he, Johnny, and Lance had discovered?

In the first morning slot, which held the most officers, was Malice and Thian began to narrow down the possibilities: Tikele was one, though that surprised Thian.