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Noun: possibility  ,pó-su'bi-lu-tee
  1. A future prospect or potential
    "this room has great possibilities"
  2. Capability of existing, happening or being true
    "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired";
    - possibleness
  3. A tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    "a scientific possibility that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory";
    - hypothesis, theory
  4. A possible alternative
    "bankruptcy is always a possibility";
    - possible action, opening

Derived forms: possibilities

See also: impossible, possible

Type of: alternative, being, beingness, choice, concept, conception, construct, existence, expectation, face of the earth, option, outlook, prospect

Antonym: impossibility

Part of: theory

Encyclopedia: Possibility