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Etymology

From Late Latin potentialis, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] potentia.

Noun

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Singular
potential

Plural
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potential ({{{1}}})
  1. Currently unfulfilled capacity to improve, develop, and achieve impressive feats.
    Even from a young age it was clear that she had great musical potential.
  2. Anything that may be possible; a possibility; potentiality.
  3. (physics) In the theory of gravitation, or of other forces acting in space, a function of the rectangular coordinates which determine the position of a point, such that its differential coefficients with respect to the coordinates are equal to the components of the force at the point considered; -- also called potential function, or force function. It is called also Newtonian potential when the force is directed to a fixed center and is inversely as the square of the distance from the center.
  4. (physics) The energy of an electrical charge measured by its power to do work; hence, the degree of electrification as referred to some standard, as that of the earth; electro-motive force.
  5. (grammar) A verbal construction or form stating something is possible or probable.

Translations

Adjective

potential (not comparable)

Positive
potential

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Being potent; endowed with energy adequate to a result; efficacious; influential.
  2. Existing in possibility, not in actuality.
  3. (grammar) Referring to a verbal construction of form stating something is possible or probable.

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