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Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Achievable or able to be attained
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Adjective
Likely to happen at a future date
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Beginning to develop
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Existing but not yet developed or manifest
Adjective
Likely to happen or be the case
Adjective
Suggested without being stated directly
Adjective
Subject to or involving chance variation
Adjective
Almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition
Noun
(mass noun) An unrealized ability that may be developed and lead to success or something greater
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“Billy has the potential to be an elite player.”
Noun
A possibility of something happening or being the case
“There is a potential for life on Mars.”
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The capabilities or efficiency of a machine or product
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(usually in plural form "makings") The essential qualities needed for something
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The cause or latent beginning of a feeling, process, or condition
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The power of something to influence or make an impression
Noun
The expectation of events to come
Noun
A temporary halt or slowdown of activity
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A means or amenity used for a particular purpose
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