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potentiality

[puh-ten-shee-al-i-tee] /pəˌtɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural potentialities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being potential.
2.
something potential; a possibility:
Atomic destruction is a grim potentiality.
Origin of potentiality
1615-1625
1615-25; < Medieval Latin potentiālitās. See potential, -ity
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potentiality

/pəˌtɛnʃɪˈælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
latent or inherent capacity or ability for growth, fulfilment, etc
2.
a person or thing that possesses such a capacity
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n.

1620s, from potential + -ity, or else from Medieval Latin potentialitas, from potentialis (see potential).

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