Definitions for possibilityˌpɒs əˈbɪl ɪ ti
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word possibility
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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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
Translations for possibility
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- possibilitatCatalan, Valencian
- ebleco, ebloEsperanto
- posibilitate, posibilRomanian
- могу́ћно̄ст, mogúćnōstSerbo-Croatian
- mög, mögodVolapük
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