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potential /pə'tenʃəl/
  • tính từ
    • tiềm tàng
    • (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
      • tiềm lực; khả năng
      • (vật lý) điện thế; thế
        • nuclear potential: thế hạt nhân
        • radiation potential: thế bức xạ
      • (ngôn ngữ học) lối khả năng
    Concise Dictionary
    potentialspəʊ'tenʃl
    noun
    +the inherent capacity for coming into being
    +the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
    adj.
    +existing in possibility
    +expected to become or be; in prospect

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    adj.
    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.
    n.
    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.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun
    + adjective [only before noun] that can develop into sth or be developed in the future
    Synonym: POSSIBLE
    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
    + noun
    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
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    ADJ.

    considerable, enormous, great, limitless | full
    You aren't using your computer to its full potential.
    | true | unfulfilled, untapped | commercial | growth

    VERB + POTENTIAL

    have, show
    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.

    PREP.

    with ~
    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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