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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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. Thaddeus Stappenbeck:

    When we study mice, we have to account for the possibility that inherited bacteria and their genes could be influencing the trait we're trying to learn about.

  2. Chris Warner:

    It was a sobering moment, you know the possibility is there, but for someone to say your test came back positive ... was definitely unnerving.

  3. Nozomu Yoshitomi:

    There is a possibility that if we do not acquire a more sophisticated ballistic missile defense system, it will become impossible for both the United States and Japan to respond.

  4. Chief Executive Bracken Darrell:

    There is a possibility of raising that, every year we perform well and operate in that range, and there are areas where we are at the top end.

  5. Paul Beardsley:

    We are working on different modules for the BeachBot to take it off beaches and into other situations, snowy fields are a possibility, pretty good for Switzerland at least.

Images & Illustrations of possibility

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