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potential

adjective [before noun] uk   /pəˈten.ʃəl/  us   /poʊ-/
B2 possible when the necessary conditions exist: A number of potential buyers have expressed interest in the company. Many potential customers are waiting for a fall in prices before buying. The accident is a grim reminder of the potential dangers involved in North Sea oil production.
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potential

noun [U] uk   /pəˈten.ʃəl/  us   /poʊ-/
B2 someone's or something's ability to develop, achieve, or succeed: The region has enormous potential for economic development. I don't feel I'm achieving my full potential in my present job. [+ to infinitive] You have the potential to reach the top of your profession. I think this room has got a lot of potential (= could be very good if some changes were made to it).
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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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