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Potential vs. Possible

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Wikipedia
  • Potential (noun)

    Currently unrealized ability (with the most common adposition being to)

    "Even from a young age it was clear that she had the potential to become a great musician."

  • Potential (noun)

    The gravitational potential: the Newtonian potential or the gravitoelectric field.

  • Potential (noun)

    The work (energy) required to move a reference particle from a reference location to a specified location in the presence of a force field, for example to bring a unit positive electric charge from an infinite distance to a specified point against an electric field.

  • Potential (noun)

    A verbal construction or form stating something is possible or probable.

  • Possible (adjective)

    Able but not certain to happen; neither inevitable nor impossible.

    "certain|inevitable|impossible"

    "Rain tomorrow is possible, but I wouldn't bet on it."

    "It's not just possible, it's probable."

  • Possible (adjective)

    Capable of being done or achieved; feasible.

    "impossible"

    "It's possible for anyone to learn to pay the bagpipes."

  • Possible (adjective)

    Being considered, e.g. for a position.

    "Jones and Smith are both possible for the opening in sales."

  • Possible (adjective)

    Apparently valid, likely, plausible.

    "likely|plausible"

    "implausible"

  • Possible (noun)

    A possible one.

  • Possible (noun)

    A possible choice, notably someone being considered for a position.

    "Jones is a possible for the new opening in sales."

  • Possible (noun)

    A particular event that may happen.

Wiktionary
  • Potential (adjective)

    Being potent; endowed with energy adequate to a result; efficacious; influential.

  • Potential (adjective)

    Existing in possibility, not in actuality.

  • Potential (noun)

    Anything that may be possible; a possibility; potentially.

  • Potential (noun)

    In the theory of gravitation, or of other forces acting in space, a function of the rectangular coordinates which determine the position of a point, such that its differential coefficients with respect to the coördinates are equal to the components of the force at the point considered; - also called potential function, or force function. It is called also Newtonian potential when the force is directed to a fixed center and is inversely as the square of the distance from the center.

  • Potential (noun)

    The energy of an electrical charge measured by its power to do work; hence, the degree of electrification as referred to some standard, as that of the earth; electro-motive force.

  • Possible (adjective)

    Capable of existing or occurring, or of being conceived or thought of; able to happen; capable of being done; not contrary to the nature of things; - sometimes used to express extreme improbability; barely able to be, or to come to pass; as, possibly he is honest, as it is possible that Judas meant no wrong.

Webster Dictionary
  • Potential (noun)

    the inherent capacity for coming into being

  • Potential (noun)

    the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts

  • Potential (adjective)

    existing in possibility;

    "a potential problem"

    "possible uses of nuclear power"

  • Potential (adjective)

    expected to become or be; in prospect;

    "potential clients"

    "expected income"

  • Possible (noun)

    something that can be done;

    "politics is the art of the possible"

  • Possible (noun)

    an applicant who might be suitable

  • Possible (adjective)

    capable of happening or existing;

    "a breakthrough may be possible next year"

    "anything is possible"

    "warned of possible consequences"

  • Possible (adjective)

    existing in possibility;

    "a potential problem"

    "possible uses of nuclear power"

  • Possible (adjective)

    possible to conceive or imagine;

    "that is one possible answer"

Princeton's WordNet

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