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potential 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/pəˈtenCHəl/,
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Having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future,
  1. Having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future
    • - a two-pronged campaign to woo potential customers
Noun
  1. Latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness
    • - a young broadcaster with great potential
    • - the potentials of the technology were never wholly controllable
  2. The possibility of something happening or of someone doing something in the future
    • - the crane operator's clear view reduces the potential for accidents
    • - pesticides with the potential to cause cancer
  3. The quantity determining the energy of mass in a gravitational field or of charge in an electric field


  1. existing in possibility; "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power"
  2. the inherent capacity for coming into being
  3. electric potential: the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
  4. likely: expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients"
  5. (potentially) with a possibility of becoming actual; "he is potentially dangerous"; "potentially useful"
  6. "Potential" is the twelfth episode of season 7 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  7. Currently unrealized ability; The gravitational potential is the radial (irrotational, static) component of a gravitational field, also known as the Newtonian potential or the gravitoelectric field. ...
  8. (Potentials (Action)) Waveforms depicting the electrical activity in an active muscle.
  9. (Potentials) are buff and debuff effects associated with units in Valkyria Chronicles. Most units have up to four Personal Potentials and up to four Battle Potentials.
  10. Any of several different scalar quantities, each of which involves energy as a function of position or of condition; e.g. the fluid potential of groundwater (AGI, 1980).
  11. adj. that can or may come into existence; possible
  12. n :  a verbal mood expressing possibility, liberty, or power (as in "it may snow"). See also mood.
  13. the capacity to learn and develop within the position. While this can cover a person's growth over years and various positions, in practice it is difficult to make long term predictions. ...
  14. This evolution is purely speculative. For example a customer wishing to investigate the risk related to two different architectural solutions.
  15. The pressure or voltage forcing electrical current through a circuit.
  16. the  difference produced by an imbalance in the charge distribution that causes the movement of charge carriers in a  conductor. Also called voltage.
  17. New Member A college woman who is participating in, or is eligible to participate in, Panhellenic Formal Membership Recruitment.
  18. the ability of something to develop or become actual
  19. A term used for men or women being recruited by a Greek organization
  20. "She has an average of 98% in all her Physics courses." "Yes, she has great potential."
  21. 1) Electrically, the voltage at a point relative to some reference point. 2) The degree of electrification at a point in an electric field.
  22. The electrical pressure causes charge carriers to move through a substance or circuit.
  23. (1) Any of various functions from which intensity or velocity at any point in a field may be calculated. (2) The driving influence of an electrochemical reaction.
  24. latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to positive outcomes.
  25. Existing as a possibility. Capable of being but not yet in existence.