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Denotes a possibility or capacity to develop into something, but not actuality
“The rules committee had to amend the rules because of the potential risk of injury.”
Displaying what is likely to develop in a desirable or successful way
“With his acute sense of decision making, and his ability to inspire those around him, Joe is a potential leader.”
(mass noun) An unrealized ability that may be developed and lead to success or something greater
“He has the potential to be an elite player, but without hard work, he will not realize his promise.”
A possibility of something happening
“There is a potential for life on Mars.”
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