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potential

adjective [not gradable]  us   /pəˈten·tʃəl/
possible but not yet achieved: He was eager to talk with potential customers.
potentially
adverb [not gradable]  us   /pəˈten·tʃə·li/
Potentially dangerous products are often recalled by their manufacturers.

potential

noun [U]  us   /pəˈten·tʃəl/
Someone’s potential is an ability the person has not yet developed: She keeps saying I should live up to my potential. physics Potential energy is the energy that something has because of its position and structure, not because of its movement. physics Electric potential is a measure of the power of electrical energy, measured in volts .
Translations of “potential”
in Arabic إمكانِيّة…
in Korean 잠재적인…
in Malaysian berpotensi…
in French en puissance…
in Turkish olası, muhtemel, potansiyel…
in Italian potenziale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潛在的,可能的…
in Russian потенциальный…
in Polish potencjalny…
in Vietnamese tiềm năng…
in Spanish potencial…
in Portuguese potencial, possível…
in Thai ที่อาจเกิดขึ้นได้…
in German potentiell…
in Catalan potencial, possible…
in Japanese 可能性がある…
in Indonesian potensial…
in Chinese (Simplified) 潜在的,可能的…
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