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Meaning of word potential from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

potential   noun

Meaning : The inherent capacity for coming into being.

Synonyms : potency, potentiality

Meaning : The difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts.

Synonyms : electric potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltage

potential   adjective

Meaning : Existing in possibility.

Example : A potential problem.
Possible uses of nuclear power.

Synonyms : possible

Presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible.

The predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different.
Actual and imagined conditions.
actual, existent

Meaning : Expected to become or be. In prospect.

Example : Potential clients.

Synonyms : likely