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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Possibility  \Pos`si*bil"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Possibilities}.  [F. 
  possibilit['e],  L.  possibilitas.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  possible;  the  power  of 
  happening,  being  or  existing.  ``All  possibility  of 
  error.''  --Hooker.  ``Latent  possibilities  of  excellence.'' 
  2.  That  which  is  possible;  a  contingency;  a  thing  or  event 
  that  may  not  happen;  a  contingent  interest,  as  in  real  or 
  personal  estate.  --South.  Burrill 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  future  prospect  or  potential;  "this  room  has  great 
  2:  capability  of  existing  or  happening  or  being  true;  "there  is 
  a  possibility  that  his  sense  of  smell  has  been  impaired" 
  [syn:  {possibleness}]  [ant:  {impossibility}] 
  3:  a  concept  that  is  not  yet  verified  but  that  if  true  would 
  explain  certain  facts  or  phenomena;  "he  proposed  a  fresh 
  theory  of  alkalis  that  later  was  accepted  in  chemical 
  practices"  [syn:  {hypothesis},  {theory}] 
  4:  a  possible  alternative;  "bankruptcy  is  always  a  possibility" 
  [syn:  {possible  action},  {opening}] 

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