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English definition of “potential”


noun [U]    /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 .
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