- a potential aspect, mood, construction, case, etc.
- a form in the potential.
- potemkin, grigori aleksandrovich,
- potential cautery,
- potential difference,
- potential divider,
- potential energy,
- potential gradient
Origin of potential
Examples from the Web for potential
The eating disorder field remains divided over the potential efficacy of such measures.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?
I ask Atefeh and Monir if they see dancing as a form of income in the future, a potential career.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The seedlings of his potential greatness as a leader are sprinkled throughout it.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was so much beauty, talent, potential, and most importantly, honesty in your work.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This conception is akin to that of potential, except that it is given to us directly by our sense of heat.
Page 20, potential printer's error, properly for property, 'but this properly they have'.Discourse on Floating Bodies|Galileo Galilei
Seven potential events have been postulated for purposes of this review and are discussed in chapter II.
Applied in any other way it becomes a mere formula, and like all formulas a potential source of mischievous confusion.Theodore Roosevelt|Theodore Roosevelt
Whether these potential qualities ever become real depends upon environment.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)|W. Grant Hague, M.D.
- possible but not yet actual
- (prenominal)capable of being or becoming but not yet in existence; latent
Word Origin for potential
late 14c., "possible" (as opposed to actual), from Old French potenciel and directly from Late Latin potentialis "potential," from Latin potentia "power, might, force;" figuratively "political power, authority, influence," from potens "powerful" (see potent). The noun, meaning "that which is possible," is first attested 1817, from the adjective.