- The definition of a possibility is something that may be true or might occur, or something that can be chosen from among a series of choices.
- If there is a 50-50 chance that you might attend a party, this is an example of a possibility you will attend.
- When you have a red dress to wear or a green dress to wear, the green dress is an example of a possibility you may choose from.
possibility definition by Webster's New World
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- the quality or condition of being possible
- pl. possibilities something that is possible
Origin: Middle English possibilite ; from Late Latin possibilitas
possibility definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. pos·si·bil·i·ties
- The fact or state of being possible.
- Something that is possible.
- possibilities Potentiality for favorable or interesting results: The idea has great possibilities.
possibility - Legal Definition
The chance of something’s happening, regardless of whether or not it actually occurs; a contingent interest in property, whether real or personal.