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Definition of potential adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  that can develop into something or be developed in the future synonym possible
  2. 2 potential customers a potential source of conflict the potential benefits of merging the two firms a potential governor First we need to identify actual and potential problems.
  3. NAmE//pəˈtɛnʃəli//
    adverb a potentially dangerous situation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: potential

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