Possibility meaning

pŏsə-bĭlĭ-tē
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Something that is possible.
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Something that is possible.

His promotion now seems a possibility.

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The quality of being possible.
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An option or choice, usually used in context with future events.
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Potentiality for favorable or interesting results.

The idea has great possibilities.

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One that is capable of being chosen or of being made real.

She is a strong possibility in the senatorial race. There are several possibilities for dessert.

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The fact or state of being possible.

Investigating the possibility of life on other planets.

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The chance of something’s happening, regardless of whether or not it actually occurs; a contingent interest in property, whether real or personal.
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The quality or condition of being possible.
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Capacity for future success; potential; promise.
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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.

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Origin of possibility

  • From Middle English possibilite, from Old French possibilité, from Late Latin possibilitās (“possibility"), from Latin possibilis (“possible"); see possible.

    From Wiktionary