noun, plural pos·si·bil·i·ties for 2.
Origin of possibility
Examples from the Web for possibility
The possibility that the same outcome could happen another way -- namely a guy asks me out -- keeps me from taking action.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This suggests that places combining—but also maintaining—place and possibility have a lot to offer people.
This is a testament to the fundamental human—and American—desire to combine place and possibility.
But the way that Texas combines place and possibility will not be appealing to everyone.
According to League, Alamo Drafthouse was actively working with Sony on Monday on the possibility of screening The Interview.The Inside Story of How Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Finally Made It to Theaters|Marlow Stern|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Can I in her arms conceive the possibility of parting from her?Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Had they gone off in any other way, there would have been a possibility of tracking them.The Wild Huntress|Mayne Reid
But a somewhat closer reflection will show that there are at least two points in which a possibility of progress may be admitted.Studies in Modern Music, Second Series|W. H. Hadow
But I must admit that there is at least a (p. 244) possibility that genera are not changed by environment, time or circumstances.War Letters of a Public-School Boy|Paul Jones.
It was, in fact, the possibility of such conflict which was recognized by our theory as the origin and foundation of society.Liberalism|L. T. Hobhouse
British Dictionary definitions for possibility
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for possibility
late 14c., "condition of being possible," from Old French possibilité (13c.) and directly from Latin possibilitatem (nom. possibilitas) "possibility," from possibilis (see possible (adj.)). Meaning "a possible thing or substance" is from c.1400. Related: Possibilities.