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Etymology edit

potential +‎ -ity

Noun edit

potentiality (countable and uncountable, plural potentialities)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) The quality of being, or having potential.
  2. (countable) An instance of potential: any given possibility.
  3. An inherent capacity for growth or development.
  4. An aptitude amenable to development; capability.
  5. (philosophy) A possibility or capacity to be something, as opposed to an actuality describing what something actually is at present.
  6. (physics) Quantum potential.

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