HyperDic: possibility

English > 4 senses of the word possibility:
NOUNcognitionpossibilitya future prospect or potential
statepossibility, possiblenesscapability of existing or happening / happening / happening or being true
cognitionpossibility, hypothesis, theorya tentative insight into the natural world
cognitionpossibility, possible action, openinga possible alternative
possibility > pronunciation
Soundspaa.sahbih'lahtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > possibility: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA future prospect or potential.
Broaderexpectation, outlook, prospectbelief about (or mental picture of) the future
Spanishposibilidad
Catalanpossibilitat
Adjectivespossibleexisting in possibility
English > possibility: 4 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningcapability of existing or happening / happening / happening or being true.
Example"there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
Synonympossibleness
Attributesimpossiblenot capable of occurring or being accomplished / accomplished or dealt with
possiblecapable of happening / happening or existing
Narrowerachievability, attainability, attainablenessThe state of being achievable
conceivableness, conceivabilityThe state of being conceivable
opportunity, chanceA possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
potential, potentiality, potencyThe inherent capacity for coming into being
Broaderbeing, beingness, existence, face of the earthThe state or fact of existing
Oppositeimpossibility, impossiblenessincapability of existing or occurring
Spanishposibilidad
Catalanpossibilitat
Adjectivespossiblecapable of happening / happening or existing
English > possibility: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena.
Synonymshypothesis, theory
Part oftheoryA well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world
Narrowerassumption, supposition, supposalA hypothesis that is taken for granted
gemmuleThe physically discrete element that Darwin proposed as responsible for heredity
historicismA theory that social and cultural events are determined by history
hypotheticalA hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement / statement, proposal, situation, etc.
model, theoretical account, frameworkA hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
speculation, conjectureA hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
Broaderconcept, conception, constructAn abstract or general idea inferred / inferred / inferred / inferred or derived from specific instances
Spanishhipótesis, posibilidad, teoría
Catalanhipòtesi, teoria
English > possibility: 4 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA possible alternative.
Example"bankruptcy is always a possibility"
Synonymspossible action, opening
NarrowerpossibleSomething that can be done
Broaderoption, alternative, choiceOne of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
Spanishoportunidad, posibilidad, posible acción
Adjectivespossibleexisting in possibility

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