[puh-ten-zuh; Italian paw-ten-tsah]
- a city in Basilicata, in S Italy.
Ancient Po·ten·ti·a [puh-ten-chee-uh] /pəˈtɛn tʃi ə/.
scientia est potentia
[skee-en-tee-ah est poh-ten-tee-ah; English see-en-shee-uh est poh-ten-shee-uh]
- knowledge is power.
Also sci·en·ti·a po·ten·ti·a est.
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Examples from the Web for potentia
“But it could have existed in potentia and not in actu,”2 observed Don Filipo.The Social Cancer
He hath the abilities of the mind in potentia, and actu nothing but boldness.
The next morning his man (in actu or potentia) enjoys his pickadels.
It is but the raw material of knowledge, knowledge in potentia.Bergson and His Philosophy
J. Alexander Gunn
Of the towns of the interior the most considerable was Potentia, still called Potenza.