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All right, every day ain't going to be the best day of your life, don't worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days.
Wendell Berry

Meaning of "possibility" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POSSIBILITY

possibility  [ˌpɒsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POSSIBILITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Possibility is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POSSIBILITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Possibility

Possibility is the condition or fact of being possible. The Latin origins of the word hint at ability. Possibility also refers to something that "could happen", that is not precluded by the facts, but usually not probable. Impossible denotes that something cannot happen or be done. ▪ Subjunctive possibility ▪ Logical possibility ▪ Epistemic possibility ▪ Possibility theory...

Definition of possibility in the English dictionary

The first definition of possibility in the dictionary is the state or condition of being possible. Other definition of possibility is anything that is possible. Possibility is also a competitor, candidate, etc, who has a moderately good chance of winning, being chosen, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POSSIBILITY


ability
əˈbɪlɪtɪ
accessibility
əkˌsɛsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ
accountability
əˌkaʊntəˈbɪlɪtɪ
affordability
əˌfɔːdəˈbɪlɪtɪ
availability
əˌveɪləˈbɪlɪtɪ
capability
ˌkeɪpəˈbɪlɪtɪ
compatibility
kəmˌpætɪˈbɪlɪtɪ
disability
ˌdɪsəˈbɪlɪtɪ
durability
ˌdjʊərəˈbɪlɪtɪ
eligibility
ˌɛlɪdʒɪˈbɪlɪtɪ
flexibility
ˌflɛksɪˈbɪlɪtɪ
inability
ˌɪnəˈbɪlɪtɪ
liability
ˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ
mobility
məʊˈbɪlɪtɪ
nobility
nəʊˈbɪlɪtɪ
probability
ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪtɪ
reliability
rɪˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ
responsibility
rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlɪtɪ
stability
stəˈbɪlɪtɪ
visibility
ˌvɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POSSIBILITY

possessionate
possessionless
possessions
possessive
possessive adjective
possessive pronoun
possessively
possessiveness
possessor
possessorship
possessory
posset
possibilism
possibilist
possibilities
possible
possible world
possibly
possie
possum

WORDS THAT END LIKE POSSIBILITY

agility
facility
feasibility
fertility
functionality
hostility
humility
inevitability
instability
merchantability
profitability
suitability
susceptibility
sustainability
tranquility
usability
utility
variability
versatility
viability
vulnerability

Synonyms and antonyms of possibility in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «POSSIBILITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «possibility» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of possibility

Translation of «possibility» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POSSIBILITY

Find out the translation of possibility to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of possibility from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «possibility» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

可能性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

posibilidad
570 millions of speakers

English

possibility
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संभावना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِمْكَانِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

возможность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

possibilidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সম্ভাবনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

possibilité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kemungkinan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Möglichkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

可能性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가능성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

kamungkinan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khả năng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாத்தியம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शक्यता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

olasılık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

possibilità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

możliwość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

можливість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

posibilitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δυνατότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moontlikheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

möjlighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mulighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of possibility

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POSSIBILITY»

The term «possibility» is very widely used and occupies the 6.140 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POSSIBILITY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «possibility» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «possibility» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about possibility

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10 QUOTES WITH «POSSIBILITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word possibility.
1
Afrojack
I think 2014 for me is going to give me the possibility to do even bigger things than anyone has done. I want to change the party scene - like, stop just being a DJ with lights, a big LED screen, and oh-look-at-me speakers. There's way more to a party, and I think everyone knows it. I want to make it special.
2
Douglas Alexander
Change is a process: future is a destination. People want a sense of hope, possibility and pride about Britain.
3
Clive Anderson
I am attached to the west coast of Scotland - it's gorgeous to look at and challenging. You have to contend with the possibility of being blown away or rained on. And in the summer months you can be eaten alive by midges.
4
Emilie Autumn
Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it.
5
Georges Bataille
Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
6
Ulrich Beck
And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world. We must ask which voice was actually attempting to make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing. To that extent, for a while this also represented a forced opening of a cosmopolitan view.
7
Peter L. Berger
In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state.
8
Wendell Berry
All right, every day ain't going to be the best day of your life, don't worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days.
9
Hans Blix
Now the idea about taking people abroad is that if they come over to Cyprus, which we have in mind, and bring their families and would have the possibility to defect after they would be ready to speak their mind, well I hope so.
10
John Bolton
I haven't given up on the possibility that sweet reason will prevail.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POSSIBILITY»

Discover the use of possibility in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to possibility and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Art of Possibility
This inspirational book is a synthesis of Rosamund Stone Zander's knowledge of cutting-edge psychology and Benjamin Zander's experiences as the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander, 2013
2
A Combinatorial Theory of Possibility
There is an extended criticism of the alternative-possible-worlds approach championed by the American philosopher David Lewis. This major work will be read with interest by a wide range of philosophers.
D. M. Armstrong, 1989
3
The Realm of Possibility
So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger. From the Hardcover edition.
David Levithan, 2008
4
Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice
To many, the very title of this book, Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice, would seem to be an oxymoron. At least by its critics, deconstruction has been associated with cynicism toward the very idea of justice.
Drucilla Cornell, Michel Rosenfeld, David Gray Carlson, 1992
5
The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture
Architectural form reconsidered in light of a unitary conception of architecture and the city.
Pier Vittorio Aureli, 2011
6
Possibility
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Scott Buchanan, 2000
7
That's a Possibility!: A Book About What Might Happen
In the vein of Great Estimations, this is a perfect book for getting across important math concepts in a fun way.
Bruce Goldstone, 2013
8
Infinite Possibility: Creating Customer Value on the Digital ...
How do you make sense of such infinite possibility? What kinds of experiences can you create? Which ones should you offer? Pine and Korn provide a profound new tool geared to exploring and exploiting the digital frontier.
B. Joseph Pine II, Kim C. Korn, 2011
9
Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the ...
Advocating a new approach to the problem of global warming, the managing directors of American Environics examine the failures of environmentalism and offer a manifesto for political change that is capable of dealing with challenges ...
Ted Nordhaus, Michael Shellenberger, 2007
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Possibility
The book also offers a new theory of the functioning of proper names, both actual and fictional, and the discussion of natural kind terms and necessity a posteriori depends in part on thistheory.
Michael Jubien, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POSSIBILITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term possibility is used in the context of the following news items.
1
British cops refuse to rule out possibility child remains found in …
BRITISH police have refused to rule out the possibility that the decomposed body of a young girl found in Australia could be that of missing ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
2
Ben Zobrist still a possibility for Royals
The Royals made the biggest splash of the 2015 trade deadline on Sunday afternoon when they landed Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto. With the ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
3
A 'Slim Possibility' Jack Dorsey Still Wants To Be A Dual CEO
As Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) prepares itself for declaring Q2 earnings, some are speculating whether the company will make an ... «Benzinga, Jul 15»
4
The Fifth Mascot: The possibility of trading Brandon Phillips
The Fifth Mascot: The possibility of trading Brandon Phillips. Ken Broo. 8:00 AM, Jul 27, 2015. Previous Next. Autoplay: John Erardi, Ken Broo and Mr. Satin ... «WCPO, Jul 15»
5
Transit Union says "Strong Possibility of another Work Stoppage
In a release sent to CBS 58 news, Transit Union President James Macon said unresolved contract issues for Milwaukee County transit ... «WDJT, Jul 15»
6
Los Angeles Dodgers RUMORS: Yasiel Puig Trade Still a Possibility
Los Angeles Dodgers RUMORS: Yasiel Puig Trade Still a Possibility Before Deadline? Conflicting Reports Arise. There's a chance Puig is no ... «Headlines & Global News, Jul 15»
7
Baxter reveals Chiefs reinforcements a possibility later in the season
Having completed his summer business, Rob Baxter says he may seek out reinforcements for his Exeter Chiefs' squad later in the campaign. «Western Morning News, Jul 15»
8
Art Rooney II Doesn't Rule Out Possibility Of More Extensions …
In addition to Beachum being a legitimate possibility, nose tackle Steve McLendon and cornerback William Gay are two other players who ... «Steelers Depot, Jul 15»
9
NASA looking into Possibility of creating Windbot
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California have come up with an idea to create a windbot, a robotic probe, which ... «NYC Today, Jul 15»
10
Court considering convicted murderer's parole possibility
At the sentencing for Xo Isi John, also known as Fred Isitero John, the defense recommended the minimum life behind bars with possibility of ... «KUAM.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Possibility [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/possibility>. Sep 2019 ».
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