potentially

[puh-ten-shuh-lee]
adverb
possibly but not yet actually: potentially useful information.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see potential, -ly

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potential (pəˈtɛnʃəl)
 
adj
1.  a.  possible but not yet actual
 b.  (prenominal) capable of being or becoming but not yet in existence; latent
2.  grammar (of a verb or form of a verb) expressing possibility, as English may and might
3.  an archaic word for potent
 
n
4.  latent but unrealized ability or capacity: Jones has great potential as a sales manager
5.  grammar a potential verb or verb form
6.  short for electric potential
 
[C14: from Old French potencial, from Late Latin potentiālis, from Latin potentia power]
 
po'tentially
 
adv

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Example sentences
Potentially lethal information is as easy to come by as it has ever been.
Scientists say the underwater hotspots may potentially host unique forms of
  life previously unknown to science.
Treatments for anemia also have potentially life threatening effects.
Stem rot is a potentially serious disease of clematis.
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