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Meaning of POSSIBILITY

Pronunciation:  `pâsu'bilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  2. [n]  a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
  3. [n]  a future prospect or potential; "this room has great possibilities"
  4. [n]  capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
 

POSSIBILITY is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: hypothesis, opening, possible action, possibleness, theory
 
 Antonyms: impossibility, impossibleness
 
 See Also: achievability, alternative, assumption, attainability, attainableness, being, beingness, chance, choice, conceivability, conceivableness, concept, conception, conjecture, construct, existence, expectation, framework, model, opportunity, option, outlook, possible, potency, potential, potentiality, prospect, speculation, supposal, supposition, theoretical account

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.''
   --Johnson.

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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: admissibility, aptitude, aptness, best bet, capacity, chance, conceivability, contingency, delitescence, dormancy, eventuality, favorable prospect, feasibility, good chance, good opportunity, good possibility, latency, latent content, latent meaningfulness, latentness, liability, liableness, likelihood, likeliness, main chance, obligation, odds, odds-on, odds-on chance, opportunity, plausibility, possibilities, potential, potentiality, probability, promise, proneness, prospect, sporting chance, sure bet, sure thing, virtuality, weakness, well-grounded hope
 

 

 

 

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