[poht-n-see] /ˈpoʊt n si/

noun, plural potencies for 4–6.
the state or quality of being .
power; authority.
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)


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