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potential

adjective /pəˈtenʃəl/
possible; that may develop into the thing mentioned
potencial
That hole in the road is a potential danger.
potentially adverb
potencialmente
She could potentially become a great artist.
potential energy noun (physics) the energy that exists in an object because of its position or condition rather than its motion. For example, a raised weight or a charged battery has potential energy
Energia Potencial
The wound spring of a clock possesses potential energy.
Translations of “potential”
in Korean 잠재적인…
in Arabic إمكانِيّة…
in French en puissance…
in Italian potenziale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潛在的,可能的…
in Russian потенциальный…
in Turkish olası, muhtemel, potansiyel…
in Polish potencjalny…
in Portuguese potencial, possível…
in German potentiell…
in Catalan potencial, possible…
in Japanese 可能性がある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 潜在的,可能的…
(Definition of potential from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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