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po·ten·ti·al·i·ty

 (pə-tĕn′shē-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. po·ten·ti·al·i·ties
1. The state of being potential.
2.
a. Inherent capacity for growth, development, or coming into existence.
b. Something possessing such capacity.

potentiality

(pəˌtɛnʃɪˈælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. latent or inherent capacity or ability for growth, fulfilment, etc
2. a person or thing that possesses such a capacity

po•ten•ti•al•i•ty

(pəˌtɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being potential.
2. something potential; a possibility.
[1615–25; < Medieval Latin potentiālitās. See potential, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potentiality - the inherent capacity for coming into beingpotentiality - 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.potentiality - an aptitude that may be developed
aptitude - inherent ability
perfectibility - the capability of becoming perfect; "he believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man"
grasp, compass, reach, range - the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
imperfectibility - the capability of becoming imperfect

potentiality

noun
The inherent capacity for growth or development:
Translations

potentiality

[pəˌtenʃɪˈælɪtɪ] Npotencialidad f

potentiality

nMöglichkeit f
References in classic literature ?
Having issued this mandate with as much potentiality as if she had been a recognized authority in the house ever since it had been a house, and having looked out to confront the amazed Peggotty coming along the passage with a candle at the sound of a strange voice, Miss Betsey shut the door again, and sat down as before: with her feet on the fender, the skirt of her dress tucked up, and her hands folded on one knee.
He felt a sharp gradation between himself and his shipmates, and was wise enough to realize that the difference lay in potentiality rather than achievement.
Rudimentary organs sometimes retain their potentiality, and are merely not developed: this seems to be the case with the mammae of male mammals, for many instances are on record of these organs having become well developed in full-grown males, and having secreted milk.
The plan is anticipated to begin operations by early 2019, through a desalination potentiality of 18-22million imperial gallons per day.
Likewise, as particle is understood as location in a specific position, and thus the actualization of one of the possible positions given by the wave function, our embodiment is the actualization of our potentiality in space and time.
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This exhibition promises to move past such polemics to examine instead the radical potentiality inherent in the array of materials Merz employed, with special consideration given to the everyday objects and consumer goods he penetrated with neon.
Neither community nor human nature remains static as long as its potentiality and impotentiality are equally present in its actuality.
Authoring; an essay for the English profession on potentiality and singularity.
Alexander also claims that, in order for us to actualize our intellectual potentiality, the intellect needs to abstract what is intelligible from enmattered perceptible objects.