[poht-n-see] /ˈpoʊt n si/
noun, plural potencies for 4–6.
the state or quality of being .
efficacy; effectiveness; strength.
capacity to be, become, or develop; potentiality.
a person or thing exerting power or influence.
Mathematics. (def 2).
noun (pl) -tencies, -tences
the state or quality of being potent
latent or inherent capacity for growth or development
mid-15c., from Latin potentia “power,” from potentem “potent” (see potent).
potency po·ten·cy (pōt’n-sē)
[poht-nt] /ˈpoʊt nt/ adjective 1. powerful; mighty: a potent fighting force. 2. cogent; persuasive: Several potent arguments were in his favor. 3. producing powerful physical or chemical effects: a potent drug. 4. having or exercising great power or influence: a potent factor in the economy. 5. (of a male) capable of sexual intercourse. [poht-nt] /ˈpoʊt […]
[poht-n-teyt] /ˈpoʊt nˌteɪt/ noun 1. a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler. /ˈpəʊtənˌteɪt/ noun 1. a person who possesses great power or authority, esp a ruler or monarch n. c.1400, from Old French potentat and directly from Late Latin potentatus “a ruler,” also “political power,” from Latin potentatus “might, power, […]
[puh-ten-zuh; Italian paw-ten-tsah] /pəˈtɛn zə; Italian pɔˈtɛn tsɑ/ noun 1. a city in Basilicata, in S Italy. [skee-en-tee-ah est poh-ten-tee-ah; English see-en-shee-uh est poh-ten-shee-uh] /skiˈɛn tiˌɑ ɛst poʊˈtɛn tiˌɑ; English siˈɛn ʃi ə ɛst poʊˈtɛn ʃi ə/ Latin. 1. knowledge is power.
[puh-ten-shuh l] /pəˈtɛn ʃəl/ adjective 1. possible, as opposed to actual: the potential uses of nuclear energy. 2. capable of being or becoming: a potential danger to safety. 3. Grammar. expressing possibility: the potential subjunctive in Latin; the potential use of can in I can go. 4. Archaic. 1 . noun 5. possibility; potentiality: an […]