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[pos-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌpɒs əˈbɪl ɪ ti/

noun, plural possibilities for 2.
the state or fact of being :
the possibility of error.
something :
He had exhausted every possibility but one.
noun (pl) -ties
the state or condition of being possible
anything that is possible
a competitor, candidate, etc, who has a moderately good chance of winning, being chosen, etc
(often pl) a future prospect or potential: my new house has great possibilities

late 14c., “condition of being possible,” from Old French possibilité (13c.) and directly from Latin possibilitatem (nom. possibilitas) “possibility,” from possibilis (see possible (adj.)). Meaning “a possible thing or substance” is from c.1400. Related: Possibilities.


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