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English definition of “potential”

potential

noun     /pəˈtenʃəl/
SUCCESS [U] B2 qualities or abilities that may develop and allow someone or something to succeed: to achieve your full potential She has a lot of potential as a writer.PotentialHoping and hopefulness
potential for sth/doing sth the possibility that something may happen: There is the potential for some really interesting research.Possible and probable the difference in voltage (= how strong an electrical current is) between two pointsElectricity and electronics
(Definition of potential noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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