What does possibility mean?

Definitions for possibility
ˌpɒs əˈbɪl ɪ tipos·si·bil·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possibility(noun)

    a future prospect or potential

    "this room has great possibilities"

  2. possibility, possibleness(noun)

    capability of existing or happening or being true

    "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"

  3. 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"

  4. possibility, possible action, opening(noun)

    a possible alternative

    "bankruptcy is always a possibility"

Wiktionary

  1. possibility(Noun)

    The quality of being possible.

    Etymology: From possibilitee, from possibilite, from possibilitas, from possibilis; see possible.

  2. possibility(Noun)

    A thing possible; that which may take place or come into being.

    Etymology: From possibilitee, from possibilite, from possibilitas, from possibilis; see possible.

  3. possibility(Noun)

    An option or choice, usually used in context with future events.

    Etymology: From possibilitee, from possibilite, from possibilitas, from possibilis; see possible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Possibility(noun)

    the quality or state of being possible; the power of happening, being, or existing

    Etymology: [F. possibilit, L. possibilitas.]

  2. Possibility(noun)

    that which is possible; a contingency; a thing or event that may not happen; a contingent interest, as in real or personal estate

    Etymology: [F. possibilit, L. possibilitas.]

Editors Contribution

  1. possibility

    To be possible in order of priority.

    The possibility for their wedding was various, they chose friendship, unity, love & joy as their theme.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 24, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possibility' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1463

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possibility' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1824

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possibility' in Nouns Frequency: #475

How to pronounce possibility?

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How to say possibility in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of possibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of possibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of possibility in a Sentence

  1. Henrik Honolei:

    The possibility still exists that on day one no flights operate. It hasn't disappeared, one thing is clear, is that this is a very sad chapter currently being written.

  2. Jay Garner:

    I recommend we do all we can to keep refugees in their general geographic areas and give them the quality of life they need, we can do an awful lot by order of magnitude and can also eliminate the possibility -- and actuality -- of ISIS and other terrorist groups embedding themselves within the refugee population if we create these safe zones.

  3. Phil Flynn:

    The strike news is mainly psychological in that it hasn't yet had a big impact on production, but a settlement would soothe concerns about the possibility the strike could eventually hurt output.

  4. Yogin Kothari:

    We don't know for sure whether EPA will defend it or not, but given the fact that (EPA) Administrator (Scott) Pruitt has in the past opposed this regulation, I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that we won't get EPA out there defending the rule.

  5. Tommy Welch:

    The billboard is kind of comical but right on; the election is a scary deal that everyone is gearing up for, i would definitely, 100 percent, positively entertain the possibility [of moving] if Hillary won.

Images & Illustrations of possibility

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