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Meaning of “potential” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
Translations of “potential”
in Korean 잠재력…
in Arabic إمكانِيّة…
in Portuguese potencial…
in Catalan potencial…
in Japanese 将来性がある, 見込みがある…
in Italian potenziale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潛力,潛能…
in Russian потенциал…
in Turkish güç, yetenek, özellik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 潜力,潜能…
in Polish potencjał…
(Definition of potential noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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