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  Definition of possibility
  1. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  2. a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory
  3. a future prospect or potential; "this room has great possibilities"
  4. capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
Similar Words: possible action, opening, hypothesis, theory, possibleness

 

Hyponyms: possible, model, theoretical account, framework, speculation, conjecture, assumption, supposition, supposal, conceivableness, conceivability, achievability, attainability, attainableness, potential, potentiality, potency, opportunity, chance

 

Attributes: possible, impossible

 

Part Meronyms: theory

 

Derivational Morphology: speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 可能性   Dutch: mogelijkheid  
Esperanto: eblo   Finnish: mahdollisuus  
French: possibilité   German: Möglichkeit  
Greek: δυνατότητα   Hungarian: lehetőség  
Interlingua: possibilitate   Italian: possibilità  
Japanese: 可能性   Korean: 가능성  
Lithuanian: galimybė   Polish: możliwość  
Portuguese: possibilidade   Romanian: posibil  
Russian: возможность   Spanish: posibilidad  
Swedish: möglighet  
 
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