What does possibility mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word possibility.

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

    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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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. Arden Laga:

    Pretty early on when I realized I was lost I came to grasp with the possibility of me dying and actually came quite to peace with it and was not too worried, [It] felt like of all the places to die, the Bitterroot Wilderness is the place to do it. But, remembering the promise that I had made to Arden, that I would come home safe and take care of that baby, my mind switched and it was survival mode for the next 5 days after that. The focus was just getting home no matter what.

  2. Jeroen Nijland:

    The ongoing growing uncertainty in the United Kingdom, and the increasingly clearer possibility of a no deal, is causing major economic unrest for these companies, that is why more and more companies are orienting themselves in the Netherlands as a potential new base in the European market.

  3. Karen Brinson Bell:

    It is illegal to vote twice in an election, the State Board office strongly discourages people from showing up at the polls on Election Day to check whether their absentee ballot was counted. The State Board office is not necessary, and The State Board office would lead to longer lines and the possibility of spreading Covid-19.

  4. Michael Barnes:

    We are definitely looking at this as a possibility because we put it in an investor day report, it's a want, it's an opportunity that we see, but we do not have anything concrete to share.

  5. Paolo Moretti:

    We had to do a class agreement with one of the two national class societies to have the possibility to start classing their fleet.

Images & Illustrations of possibility

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