HyperDic: potential

English > 4 senses of the word potential:
ADJECTIVEallpotential, possibleexisting in possibility
allpotential, likelyexpected to become or be
NOUNstatepotential, potentiality, potencythe inherent capacity for coming into being
phenomenonpotential, electric potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltagethe difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
potential > pronunciation
Soundspahteh'nchahl; pahteh'nshahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > potential: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExisting in possibility.
Example"a potential problem"
Synonympossible
Attribute ofpotential, potentiality, potencyThe inherent capacity for coming into being
Narrowerlatentpotentially existing but not presently evident / evident or realized
Oppositeactual, existentpresently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
Spanishposible, potencial
Catalanpossible, potencial
Nounspotencythe inherent capacity for coming into being
Adverbspotentiallywith a possibility of becoming actual
English > potential: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExpected to become or be; in prospect.
Example"potential clients"
Synonymlikely
BroaderprospectiveOf or concerned with or related to the future
Spanishposible, potencial
Catalanpotencial
Nounspotentiality, potencythe inherent capacity for coming into being
English > potential: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe inherent capacity for coming into being.
Synonymspotentiality, potency
Attributespotential, possibleExisting in possibility
NarrowerlatencyThe state of being not yet evident / evident or active / active
prospect, chanceThe possibility of future success
Broaderpossibility, possiblenesscapability of existing or happening / happening / happening or being true
Spanishpotencial
Catalanpotencial
English > potential: 4 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts.
Synonymselectric potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltage
Narrowerevoked potentialThe electrical response of the central nervous system produced by an external stimulus
resting potentialThe potential difference between the two sides of the membrane of a nerve cell when the cell is not conducting an impulse
Broaderelectrical phenomenonA physical phenomenon involving electricity
Spanishpotencial, tensión, voltaje
Catalandiferència de potencial, potencial elèctric, potencial, voltatge

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