Definition of Potentially in English :

Define Potentially in English

Potentially meaning in English

Meaning of Potentially in English

Pronunciation of Potentially in English

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1. potentially

with a possibility of becoming actual

Example Sentences:
'he is potentially dangerous'
'potentially useful'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of potentially
possible but not yet actual
b. (prenominal)
capable of being or becoming but not yet in existence; latent
2. grammar
(of a verb or form of a verb) expressing possibility, as English may and might
3.  an archaic word for potent1
latent but unrealized ability or capacity
Jones has great potential as a sales manager
5. grammar
a potential verb or verb form
6.  short for electric potential

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see synonyms of potentially
that has power; potent
that can, but has not yet, come into being; possible; latent; unrealized; undeveloped
3.  Grammar
expressing possibility, capability, power, etc.
the potential mood
something potential; a potentiality
5.  Electricity
the difference in voltage between two points in an electric circuit or field
6.  Grammar
the potential mood or aspect
a construction or form in this mood or aspect
7.  Physics
a function whose mathematical derivative is a physical field, as a force or an electric or magnetic field

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of potentially
1. Capable of being but not yet in existence; latent or undeveloped: a potential problem; a substance with many potential uses.
2. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a verbal construction with auxiliaries such as may or can; for example, it may snow.
1. The inherent ability or capacity for growth, development, or future success: an investment with a lot of potential; a singer who has the potential to become a major star.
2. The possibility that something might happen or result from given conditions: a tense situation with the potential to turn into a riot; farming practices that increase the potential for the erosion of topsoil.
4. Grammar A potential verb form.

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