potential

Part of speech: adverb

Potentially.

Part of speech: noun

POTENTIALITY.

Part of speech: adjective

Possible, but not actual.

Part of speech: adjective

Having capacity for existence. but not yet existing.

Part of speech: adjective

Indicating possibility or power.

Part of speech: noun

Anything that may be possible.

Part of speech: noun

Elec. Degree of electrification.

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Usage examples "potential":

  1. Here I am, well on the way to fifty, after twenty- five years of hard work, looking forward to the potential poor- house as confidently as I did in youth. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. I observe that in the physical as in the moral world there is, in each phenomenon, a latent force, a sort of potential energy, which raises it and urges it beyond itself. - "Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History", Auguste Sabatier.
  3. Assistance to small business is particularly important at this time when thousands of veterans who are potential business and industrial leaders are beginning their careers. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.