Definition of 'possibility'
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The possibility of future fines has put some investors off. Times, Sunday Times (2016) One possibility could involve a package of rail and road improvements. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both sides leave open the possibility of talks on services. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Arrest, a public trial and imprisonment were a real possibility. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is, you need to accept the possibility of losses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It didn't happen but it is a possibility now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is one possibility more. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That would open up a whole line of possibilities - positive ones for the UK. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The policy admitted of the possibility in exceptional cases of permitting such an interview to be broadcast. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is no real possibility here of audience participation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This raises the possibility of fresh industrial action. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It also pays to plan for all future possibilities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a story not in fact of possibility but of one central failure. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He set up an acquisitions committee to explore other possibilities. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You can redraw the map of human potential and possibility. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)You can say only that something is a possibility. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The more often you picture an idea the more of a possibility it becomes. Self-Hypnosis (1994)Medical interest in this possibility is now intense and many trials are being conducted. The Antioxidant Health Plan (1994)The fertility of his imagination opened up the possibilities of crime as a genre. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the possibility that conditions for life existed in this solar system is tantalising. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That conversation needs to be had when you visit the schools you consider serious possibilities. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It can only be the case that some possibilities appear a little less daunting than others. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That is often a very real possibility. The Sun (2015)It inevitably raises the possibility of a fifth series. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He explored the possibilities of becoming a photographer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Living dangerously brings the possibilities of something beyond mere success. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it is now a possibility we need to confront. The Sun (2012)Body scanning and new fabrication techniques are opening up more possibilities in this direction. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It may speak of the plight of the political prisoner but that is just one of many possibilities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She is a 36-year-old woman with the world at her feet for whom any possibility could become real. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'possibility'
British English: possibility /ˌpɒsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ/ NOUN
If you say there is a possibility that something is true or that something will happen, you mean that it might be true or it might happen.
Tax on food has become a very real possibility.
- American English: possibility
- Arabic: إِمْكَانِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: possibilidade
- Chinese: 可能性
- Croatian: mogućnost
- Czech: možnost
- Danish: mulighed
- Dutch: mogelijkheid
- European Spanish: posibilidad
- Finnish: mahdollisuus
- French: possibilité
- German: Möglichkeit
- Greek: δυνατότητα
- Italian: possibilità
- Japanese: 可能性
- Korean: 가능성
- Norwegian: mulighet
- Polish: możliwość
- European Portuguese: possibilidade
- Romanian: posibilitate
- Russian: возможность
- Spanish: posibilidad
- Swedish: möjlighet
- Thai: ความเป็นไปได้
- Turkish: olasılık
- Ukrainian: можливість
- Vietnamese: khả năng
Definition of possibility from the Collins English Dictionary
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