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Princeton's WordNet

  1. potentially(adverb)

    with a possibility of becoming actual

    "he is potentially dangerous"; "potentially useful"


  1. potentially(Adverb)

    In a manner showing much potential; with the possibility of happening in a given way.

  2. potentially(Adverb)

    Powerfully, strongly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potentially(adverb)

    with power; potently

  2. Potentially(adverb)

    in a potential manner; possibly, not positively

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'potentially' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3895

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'potentially' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4261

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'potentially' in Adverbs Frequency: #269

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of potentially in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of potentially in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of potentially in a Sentence

  1. Inga Fricke:

    We know that most airlines try to take the utmost precautions, but even under the best circumstances, something could potentially go wrong.

  2. Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch:

    Our focus very much now is in Europe, having bedded down the Skys, the increasing question for us will be where we go to next? either with our Over The Top platform or potentially our other platform, there will be other markets we will want to go into. And then as I look at Sky relative to other providers across the world, we offer a pretty good service. So we'll be open-minded over time on some of the things we can do.

  3. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    While we don't yet know the details of the plan, the President is at minimum subverting the legislative branch, and potentially overturning its will, his proposals to restrict gun rights were debated by the United States Senate, and they were rejected. No President should be able to reverse legislative failure by executive fiat, not even incrementally.

  4. Jason Kessler:

    I think that the practical or conservative scenarios the authors of this article suggest are potentially achievable in the next 5-10 years . . . in jurisdictions that 'buy-in' to the use of PrEP as a HIV prevention tool.

  5. Jeff Paine:

    This would give the regime sweeping powers to monitor online traffic in the name of an emergency or as a preventive measure, potentially compromising private and corporate data.

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