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potential

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/pəˈtenʃəl/
B2 A potential problem, employer, partner, etc may become one in the future, although they are not one now: a potential danger/threat a potential customer A number of potential buyers have expressed interest in the building.PotentialHoping and hopefulness
potentially adverb B2 a potentially fatal condition
Translations of “potential”
in Korean 잠재적인…
in Arabic إمكانِيّة…
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 Spanish potencial…
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 adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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