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possibility

 
Noun possibility has 4 senses
  1. possibility - a future prospect or potential; "this room has great possibilities"
    --1 is a kind of
    expectation, outlook, prospect
  2. possibility, possibleness - capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
    --2 is a kind of being, beingness, existence
    Antonyms: impossibility, impossibleness
    --2 has particulars:
     conceivableness, conceivability; achievability, attainability, attainableness; potential, potentiality, potency; opportunity, chance
  3. hypothesis, possibility, theory - a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
    --3 is a kind of concept, conception, construct
    --3 is a part of theory
    --3 has particulars:
     model, theoretical account, framework; speculation, conjecture; assumption, supposition, supposal
  4. possibility, possible action, opening - a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
    --4 is a kind of option, alternative, choice
    --4 has particulars: possible
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