1. [ noun ] a future prospect or potential

"this room has great possibilities"

Related terms: expectation
2. [ noun ] capability of existing or happening or being true
Synonyms: possibleness

"there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"

Related terms: impossibility being opportunity potential conceivableness achievability possible impossible
3. [ noun ] a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
Synonyms: theory hypothesis

"a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"

Related terms: concept model assumption speculation theory speculate
4. [ noun ] (psychology) a possible alternative
Synonyms: opening possible_action

"bankruptcy is always a possibility"

Related terms: option possible
Similar spelling:   possibly