English - Vietnamese Dictionary
potential /pə'tenʃəl/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- (vật lý) (thuộc) điện thế
- potential difference: hiệu số điện thế
- (ngôn ngữ học) khả năng
- potential mood: lối khả năng
- (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) hùng mạnh
- danh từ
- (vật lý) điện thế; thế
- nuclear potential: thế hạt nhân
- radiation potential: thế bức xạ
- (ngôn ngữ học) lối khả năng
+the inherent capacity for coming into being
+the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
+existing in possibility
+expected to become or be; in prospect
Advanced English Dictionary
1 possible, likely, implicit, implied, imminent, developing, budding, embryonic, dormant, hidden, concealed, covert, latent, quiescent, passive, future, unrealized, undeveloped:
We are dealing with a potential threat to our liberty.
2 capacity, capability, possibility, aptitude, potency, Colloq the (right) stuff, what it takes:
All teenagers have potential; the problem is to teach them to exploit it to the best advantage.
adjective, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ adjective [only before noun] that can develop into sth or be developed in the future
potential customers + a potential source of conflict + the potential benefits of European integration + a potential prime minister + First we need to identify actual and potential problems.
potentially adverb: a potentially dangerous situation
1 [U] ~ (for / for doing sth) the possibility of sth happening or being developed or used: the potential for change + The European marketplace offers excellent potential for increasing sales.
2 [U] qualities that exist and can be developed: All children should be encouraged to realize their full potential. + She has great potential as an artist. + He has the potential to become a world-class musician. + The house has a lot of potential.
3 [U, C] (physics) the difference in VOLTAGE between two points in an electric field or CIRCUIT
considerable, enormous, great, limitless | full
You aren't using your computer to its full potential.
| true | unfulfilled, untapped | commercial | growth
VERB + POTENTIAL
This young man has enormous potential.
| be aware of, see
John Cadbury could see the potential for his product.
| develop, exploit, unlock
They were among the first companies to exploit the potential of the Internet.
| fulfil, reach, realize
Signing for a top club would enable him to fulfil his true potential.
looking for a trainee with potential
| ~ as
She showed great potential as an actor.
| ~ for
an industry that has the potential for growth
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