Synonyms of potential


1. potential, potentiality, potency, possibility, possibleness

usage: the inherent capacity for coming into being

2. electric potential, potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltage, electrical phenomenon

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


1. potential (vs. actual), possible, latent

usage: existing in possibility; "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power"

2. likely, potential, prospective (vs. retrospective)

usage: expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients"

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Definition and meaning of potential (Dictionary)