possibility

[ pos-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌpɒs əˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun, plural pos·si·bil·i·ties for 2.

the state or fact of being possible: the possibility of error.
something possible: He had exhausted every possibility but one.

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Origin of possibility

1325–75; Middle English possibilite<Late Latin possibilitās.See possible, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for possibility

possibility
/ (ˌpɒsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or condition of being possible
anything that is possible
a competitor, candidate, etc, who has a moderately good chance of winning, being chosen, etc
(often plural) a future prospect or potentialmy new house has great possibilities
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