AskDefine | Define potentiality

Dictionary Definition



1 the inherent capacity for coming into being [syn: potential, potency]
2 an aptitude that may be developed [syn: capability, capableness] [ant: incapability]

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  1. The quality of being, or having potential
  2. An inherent capacity for growth ot development
  3. An aptitude amenable to development; capability

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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