a future prospect or potential
"this room has great possibilities"
capability of existing or happening or being true
"there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
hypothesis, possibility, theory(noun)
a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
"a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
possibility, possible action, opening(noun)
a possible alternative
"bankruptcy is always a possibility"
The quality of being possible.
A thing possible; that which may take place or come into being.
An option or choice, usually used in context with future events.
Origin: From possibilitee, from possibilite, from possibilitas, from possibilis; see possible.
the quality or state of being possible; the power of happening, being, or existing
that which is possible; a contingency; a thing or event that may not happen; a contingent interest, as in real or personal estate
Origin: [F. possibilit, L. possibilitas.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'possibility' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1463
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'possibility' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1824
Rank popularity for the word 'possibility' in Nouns Frequency: #475
The numerical value of possibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of possibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Possibility number one: ’12 Years a Slave’ wins best picture, possibility number two: You’re all racists.
Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
We discussed today the possibility of co-operation in the sphere of nuclear energy, there is the possibility for Ukraine to buy Australian uranium for our nuclear power stations.
Official coalition talks have not started yet. Clear messages and views will be given when they start. I think that the possibility of an early election is the most remote possibility.
We, obviously, will look into the possibility of providing such a discount, depending on our budget and market environment, in theory, there is such a possibility... it is a matter of separate agreements.
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Translations for possibility
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- possibilitatCatalan, Valencian
- ebleco, ebloEsperanto
- posibilitate, posibilRomanian
- могу́ћно̄ст, mogúćnōstSerbo-Croatian
- mög, mögodVolapük
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