Meaning of “potential” - Learner’s Dictionary

potential

noun uk us /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.
potential for sth/doing sth

the possibility that something may happen:

There is the potential for some really interesting research.

the difference in voltage (= how strong an electrical current is) between two points

(Definition of “potential noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)