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po·ten·tial

 (pə-tĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being but not yet in existence; latent or undeveloped: a potential problem; a substance with many potential uses.
2. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a verbal construction with auxiliaries such as may or can; for example, it may snow.
n.
1. The inherent ability or capacity for growth, development, or future success: an investment with a lot of potential; a singer who has the potential to become a major star.
2. The possibility that something might happen or result from given conditions: a tense situation with the potential to turn into a riot; farming practices that increase the potential for the erosion of topsoil.
4. Grammar A potential verb form.

[Middle English potencial, from Old French potenciel, from Late Latin potentiālis, powerful, from Latin potentia, power, from potēns, potent-, present participle of posse, to be able; see potent.]

po·ten′tial·ly adv.

potential

(pəˈtɛnʃəl)
adj
1.
a. possible but not yet actual
b. (prenominal) capable of being or becoming but not yet in existence; latent
2. (Grammar) grammar (of a verb or form of a verb) expressing possibility, as English may and might
3. an archaic word for potent1
n
4. latent but unrealized ability or capacity: Jones has great potential as a sales manager.
5. (Grammar) grammar a potential verb or verb form
6. (General Physics) short for electric potential
[C14: from Old French potencial, from Late Latin potentiālis, from Latin potentia power]
poˈtentially adv

po•ten•tial

(pəˈtɛn ʃəl)

adj.
1. possible, as opposed to actual: the potential uses of nuclear energy.
2. capable of being or becoming: a potential danger.
3. (esp. of a verb phrase, verb form, or mood) expressing possibility, as by using the auxiliaries can or may.
4. Archaic. potent 1.
n.
5. possibility; potentiality: an investment that has little growth potential.
6. a latent excellence or ability that may or may not be developed.
7. Physics.
a. a scalar quantity equal to the work done in moving a body from a standard reference point to a given point in a field of force.
b. a scalar quantity equal, at a given point in an electric field, to the work done in moving a unit charge to an infinite distance from the field's origin.
[1350–1400; Middle English potencial (< Old French) < Late Latin potentiālis. See potency, -al1]
po•ten′tial•ly, adv.

po·ten·tial

(pə-tĕn′shəl)
1. The work required to move a charged particle, a magnetic pole, or an amount of mass from one specific point to another in an unchanging electric, magnetic, or gravitational field.
2. The difference in voltage between two points in an electric circuit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potential - the inherent capacity for coming into beingpotential - the inherent capacity for coming into being
possibleness, possibility - capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
latency - the state of being not yet evident or active
prospect, chance - the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent"
2.potential - the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in voltspotential - the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
evoked potential - the electrical response of the central nervous system produced by an external stimulus; "he measured evoked potentials with an electroencephalogram"
resting potential - the potential difference between the two sides of the membrane of a nerve cell when the cell is not conducting an impulse
Adj.1.potential - existing in possibility; "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power"
actual, existent - presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"
2.potential - expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients"
prospective - of or concerned with or related to the future; "prospective earnings"; "a prospective mother"; "a prospective bride"; "the statute is solely prospective in operation"

potential

adjective
2. hidden, possible, inherent, dormant, latent We are aware of the potential dangers.
noun
1. ability, possibilities, capacity, capability, the makings, what it takes (informal), aptitude, wherewithal, potentiality The boy has potential.

potential

adjective
1. Capable of being but not yet in existence:
2. Capable of favorable development:
noun
The inherent capacity for growth or development:
Translations
إِمْكَانِيَّةطاقَه كامِنَهمُـمْكِنمُمْكِن، مُحْتَمَل، كامِن
možnostimožnýpotenciálpotenciálníschopnosti
potentielanlægmuligmulighedpotentiale
mahdollinenpotentiaali
potencijalpotencijalan
potenciális
mögulegurmöguleiki
可能性可能性のある
잠재성잠재적인
potencialaspotencialiaipotencialussugebėjimas augti
iespējamspotenciāls
eventuellpotential
ความเป็นไปได้ที่อาจเกิดขึ้นได้
tiềm năngtiềm tàng

potential

[pəˈtenʃəl]
A. ADJen potencia
potential earningsganancias fpl potenciales
a potential prime ministerun primer ministro en ciernes
a potential threatuna posible amenaza
B. N
1. (= possibilities) → potencial m; (= ability) → capacidad f
to have potentialmostrar gran potencial
the war potential of this countryel potencial bélico de este país
our potential for increasing productionnuestras posibilidades de incrementar la producción
he hasn't yet realized his full potentialtodavía no ha desarrollado plenamente su potencial
to have the potential to do sth [person] → tener aptitudes or capacidad para hacer algo
the meeting has the potential to be a watershedla reunión puede llegar a ser un acontecimiento decisivo
2. (Elec, Math, Phys) → potencial m

potential

[pəˈtɛnʃəl]
adj [buyer, customer, investor, candidate] → potentiel(le); [sales, market] → potentiel(le); [risk, problem, advantages, drawbacks] → potentiel(le)
a potential problem → un problème potentiel
n
potentiel m
executive potential → potentiel d'encadrement
growth potential → potentiel de croissance
to have potential [person, invention, idea, scheme, building] → avoir du potentiel
to have the potential to do sth → avoir le potentiel de faire qch
potential for sth [+ violence, abuse, conflict, trouble, peace, good, expansion, growth, development] → potentiel de qch
to realize one's potential → réaliser son potentiel
to achieve one's potential → réaliser son potentiel
to achieve one's full potential → réaliser pleinement son potentiel

potential

adj (also Phys) → potenziell, potentiell
nPotenzial nt, → Potential nt (also Elec, Math, Phys); the potential for growthWachstumspotenzial nt, → Wachstumspotential nt; to have potentialausbaufähig sein (inf); he shows quite a bit of potentiales steckt einiges in ihm; to achieve or fulfil or realize one’s potentialdie Grenze seiner Möglichkeiten erreichen or erfüllen or verwirklichen; to do something to one’s full potentialetw bis an die Grenzen seiner Möglichkeiten tun; to have great potential (as/for)große Möglichkeiten bergen (als/für); to have the potential for somethingdas Potenzial or Potential für etw haben; to have the potential to do somethingdas Potenzial or Potential haben, um etw zu tun; to have no/little potentialkein/kaum Potenzial or Potential haben; creative potentialkreatives Potenzial or Potential, kreative Möglichkeiten pl; military potentialmilitärisches Potenzial or Potential; employment potentialArbeitsmöglichkeiten pl; management potentialMöglichkeiten plim Management; she has management potentialsie hat das Zeug zur Managerin; commercial potentialkommerzielle Möglichkeiten pl

potential

[pəʊˈtɛnʃl]
1. adjpotenziale
2. n
a. (possibilities) → potenziale m
to realize one's full potential → realizzarsi pienamente
sales potential → potenziale di vendita
to show potential → promettere bene
to have potential → essere promettente
b. (Elec, Math, Phys) → potenziale m

potential

(pəˈtenʃəl) adjective
possible; that may develop into the thing mentioned. That hole in the road is a potential danger.
noun
the possibility, or likelihood, of successful development (in a particular way). The land has great farming potential; He shows potential as a teacher.
poˈtentially adverb

potential

إِمْكَانِيَّة, مُـمْكِن potenciál, potenciální potentiale, potentiel Potenzial, potenziell δυνάμει, δυνατότητα potencial mahdollinen, potentiaali potentiel potencijal, potencijalan potenziale 可能性, 可能性のある 잠재성, 잠재적인 potentieel potensial, potensiell potencjał, potencjalny potencial потенциал, потенциальный eventuell, potential ความเป็นไปได้, ที่อาจเกิดขึ้นได้ potansiyel tiềm năng, tiềm tàng 潜在的, 潜能

po·ten·tial

a. potencial, que existe en forma de cierta capacidad o disposición.

potential

adj & n potencial m; evoked — potencial evocado
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Wade had submitted, with the final conviction that undoubtedly her husband's is a nature that cannot be other than it is, and then learns there are emotional potentialities not yet plumbed, not to mention a capacity for pleasant comradeship of which he has never vouchsafed her an inkling, she finds herself being ground between the millstones of an aching admission of her own deficiencies and a tattered, but rebellious, pride.
I sometimes wonder what sort of chap I'd have been if I hadn't been this sort; I want to go and live out his potentialities, too.
That he had not so chosen was held to be a convincing proof of his greatness; for he was plainly too great to be great in the vulgar sense, and shrouded himself in the dignity of privacy and potentialities.
But it is a fact that in every man (not in every woman) there lives a lover; a lover who is called out in all his potentialities often by the most insignificant little things--as long as they come at the psychological moment: the glimpse of a face at an unusual angle, an evanescent attitude, the curve of a cheek often looked at before, perhaps, but then, at the moment, charged with astonishing significance.
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Assam is a state of immense and vast potentialities.