What does possibility mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possibilitynoun

    a future prospect or potential

    "this room has great possibilities"

  2. possibility, possiblenessnoun

    capability of existing or happening or being true

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

  3. hypothesis, possibility, theorynoun

    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, openingnoun

    a possible alternative

    "bankruptcy is always a possibility"

Wiktionary

  1. possibilitynoun

    The quality of being possible.

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

  2. possibilitynoun

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

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

  3. possibilitynoun

    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. Possibilitynoun

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

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

  2. Possibilitynoun

    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

    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  

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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

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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. Katsutoshi Inadome:

    The market has been bracing for a Greek default for a while, and it has already shifted its focus to the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone.

  2. Wilfried Porth:

    In Silicon Valley, companies can make use of cloud computing to gain access to outside know-how, the consequence is that we do not set up many of these activities in Germany, but in India or the United States. This is the only possibility to take advantage of these opportunities.

  3. The United Nations:

    He intends to spend more time in the two capitals (Riyadh and Sanaa) to discuss the draft principles paper which was developed here in Geneva - as he said, 'until we reach a preliminary agreement', as you know, before leaving us here in Geneva, he said both sides had shown signs of constructive engagement regarding the possibility of reaching a humanitarian truce and that there was emerging common ground upon which to build an eventual ceasefire coupled with the withdrawal of combattants.

  4. Louise Suggs:

    Golf is very much like a love affair, if you don't take it seriously, it's no fun, if you do, it breaks your heart. Don't break your heart, but flirt with the possibility.

  5. Daniel Durbin:

    One of the big selling points for U.S. cities to put millions, even billions, of dollars into a new stadium for their football team is that the stadium would open up the possibility of putting the Super Bowl in their town, so long as there are stadiums in the U.S. which are.

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. blistering
    • B. obnoxious
    • C. alternate
    • D. suspicious

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