|1.||[ noun ] a future prospect or potential|
"this room has great possibilities"
|2.||[ noun ] capability of existing or happening or being true|
"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|
"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|
"bankruptcy is always a possibility"
|Related terms:||option possible|