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English definition of “potential”

potential

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

potential

noun [U]  /pəˈten·tʃəl/ us  
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.
(Definition of potential from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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