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possibility 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌpäsəˈbilətē/,
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possibilities, plural;
  1. A thing that may happen or be the case
    • - the theoretical possibility of a chain reaction
    • - there was always the possibility that he might be turned down
  2. The state or fact of being likely or possible; likelihood
    • - there was no possibility of recompense for him
  3. A thing that may be chosen or done out of several possible alternatives
    • - one possibility is to allow all firms to participate
    • - there are three possibilities for obtaining extra money
  4. Unspecified qualities of a promising nature; potential
    • - the house was old but it had possibilities

  1. a future prospect or potential; "this room has great possibilities"
  2. capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
  3. hypothesis: a tentative insight into 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 ...
  4. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  5. (possible) capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
  6. (possible) something that can be done; "politics is the art of the possible"
  7. (possible) an applicant who might be suitable
  8. (possible) potential: existing in possibility; "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power"
  9. "Possibility" is a song performed by Lykke Li and the second single from the of the 2009 film ''''. Lykke had been asked to write a song for the film soundtrack but she was reluctant to commit to the project. ...
  10. Possibilities is the forty-fifth studio album by American jazz musician Herbie Hancock, released in the United States on August 30, 2005 by Vector Recordings. The album features a variety of guest musicians such as John Mayer and Carlos Santana. ...
  11. (The Possible) The Possible (เก๋า..เก๋า, Kao ... Kao) is a 2006 Thai musical-comedy film. It stars Thai rapper Joey Boy (Apisit Opsasaimlikit) as the leader of a 1970s rock group (Thai string combo) that finds themselves transported by a time machine-microphone to the present day. ...
  12. The quality of being possible; A thing possible; that which may take place or come into being; An option or choice, usually used in context with future events
  13. A possible one; A possible choice, notably someone being considered for a position; A particular event that may happen; Able but not certain to happen; not impossible; Capable of being done or achieved; feasible; Being considered, e.g. for a position
  14. (possibilities) things that are possible or that may occur
  15. (Possible) What might be the case, as opposed to what's necessary (what must be the case) and what's actual (what really is the case).
  16. (Possible) refers to the level of confidence that one has concerning a genealogical fact. In this case, it suggests that the "fact" is not contradicted by other known and accepted facts. ...
  17. (possible) In this text, we restrict attention to logical possibility. Roughly what is logically possible is what the language allows to be true: sentences which are not logically false. A possible situation is described by an interpretation. ...
  18. (possible) if it might be true (regardless of whether it is or is not actually true);
  19. in this context is generally understood as metaphysical possibility, where a proposition is metaphysically possible iff it describes some way things might have been. (Cf. Gendler & Hawthorne 2002; Fine 2002). ...
  20. to use several language packs in one SlovoEd Express
  21. The energy of determining possibilities. This is what the invaders are after. This is also the experience awarded to player characters at the end of each Act and adventure. Players and NPC's can manipulate the game using possibilities.
  22. A chance that sometihng might happen.