potential

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noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, enormous, great, high, huge, limitless, tremendous, vast
full, maximum

You aren't using your computer to its full potential.

real, true
unfulfilled, untapped
future, long-term
commercial, economic
growth
creative
human

He believes that religion allows us to develop our human potential.

VERB + POTENTIAL
demonstrate, have, show

This young man has enormous potential.

hold, offer

The new business offers great potential for growth.

be aware of, recognize, see

John Cadbury could see the potential for his product.

develop, exploit, explore, unlock

They were among the first companies to exploit the potential of the Internet.

achieve, fulfil/fulfill, maximize, reach, realize

his dream of fulfilling his true potential

increase, reduce
PREPOSITION
with potential

We're looking for a trainee with potential.

potential as

She showed great potential as an actor.

potential for

an industry that has the potential for growth

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adj.
Potential is used with these nouns: ↑advantage, ↑ally, ↑ambiguity, ↑applicant, ↑application, ↑audience, ↑avenue, ↑benefit, ↑bias, ↑buyer, ↑candidate, ↑capability, ↑catastrophe, ↑client, ↑competitor, ↑complication, ↑conflict, ↑consequence, ↑consumer, ↑contamination, ↑cost, ↑criminal, ↑crisis, ↑cure, ↑customer, ↑damage, ↑danger, ↑demand, ↑difference, ↑difficulty, ↑disadvantage, ↑disaster, ↑donor, ↑drawback, ↑effect, ↑effectiveness, ↑embarrassment, ↑employee, ↑employer, ↑enemy, ↑entrepreneur, ↑gain, ↑greatness, ↑hazard, ↑hire, ↑impact, ↑implication, ↑importance, ↑improvement, ↑influence, ↑investor, ↑killer, ↑limitation, ↑link, ↑litigation, ↑lover, ↑mate, ↑member, ↑merger, ↑murderer, ↑participant, ↑peril, ↑pitfall, ↑problem, ↑profit, ↑profitability, ↑rapist, ↑recruit, ↑relevance, ↑repercussion, ↑replacement, ↑return, ↑revenue, ↑reward, ↑risk, ↑rival, ↑roadblock, ↑role, ↑saving, ↑saviour, ↑shortcoming, ↑side effect, ↑significance, ↑site, ↑snag, ↑source, ↑sponsor, ↑stumbling block, ↑successor, ↑suspect, ↑target, ↑tenant, ↑terrorist, ↑threat, ↑trap, ↑trouble, ↑turning point, ↑use, ↑usefulness, ↑user, ↑utility, ↑victim, ↑visitor, ↑volunteer, ↑voter, ↑vulnerability, ↑weakness, ↑windfall, ↑winner, ↑witness

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  • Potential [1] — Potential ist eine Funktion V (x, y, z) des Ortes, d.h. der Koordinaten xyz eines Punktes P, deren partielle Differentialquotienten nach den Koordinaten die Komponenten einer gerichteten Größe (Kraft, Geschwindigkeit), die diesem Punkt P… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • potenţial — POTENŢIÁL, Ă, (I) potenţiali, e, adj., (II) potenţiale, s.n. I. adj. 1. Care are în sine toate condiţiile esenţiale pentru realizare, care există ca posibilitate, care există în mod virtual. ♢ Energie potenţială = energia pe care o poate dezvolta …   Dicționar Român

  • Potential [5] — Potential , thermodynamisches, eine Funktion zweier oder mehrerer Unabhängigveränderlicher, die in der Thermodynamik eine ähnliche Rolle spielt wie das Potential der Kräfte nach dem Newtonschen Gravitationsgesetz in der reinen Mechanik (vgl.… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Potential [2] — Potential der Verrückungen. Sind ξ, η, ζ, die Verrückungen des Körperpunktes m (x, y, z) in den Richtungen x, y, z (s. Elastizitätslehre, allgemeine), und es existiert eine Funktion F der Koordinaten x, y, z, deren… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Potential [3] — Potential , elastisches. Die Arbeit zur Ueberwindung der inneren Kräfte (s. Verschiebungsarbeit) beliebiger Körper für den Fall, daß die Spannungen konstant wie am Ende der betreffenden Verschiebungen wären (die virtuelle Verschiebungsarbeit),… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Potential — Po*ten tial, a. [Cf. F. potentiel. See {Potency}.] 1. Being potent; endowed with energy adequate to a result; efficacious; influential. [Obs.] And hath in his effect a voice potential. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Existing in possibility, not in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potential — (auch Potenzial) steht für: Aktionspotential vorübergehende, charakteristische Abweichung des Membranpotentials einer lebenden Zelle von ihrem Ruhepotential Chemisches Potential thermodynamische Größe in der Chemie, gemessen in Gibbs (= J/mol)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • potential — I adjective accessible, achievable, allowable, allowed, anticipated, attainable, concealed, conceivable, covert, doable, dormant, expected, feasible, future, imaginable, latent, likely, obtainable, performable, permissible, permitted, possible,… …   Law dictionary

  • Potential [2] — Potential (das), die Wirkungsfähigkeit oder potentielle Energie (Spannung), welche die in einem Punkte des Raumes konzentriert gedachte Masseneinheit besitzt vermöge der abstoßenden oder anziehenden Kräfte, die von andern im Raume befindlichen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • potential — [pō ten′shəl, pəten′shəl] adj. [ME potenciall < ML potentialis < L potentia: see POTENT] 1. that has power; potent 2. that can, but has not yet, come into being; possible; latent; unrealized; undeveloped 3. Gram. expressing possibility,… …   English World dictionary

  • Potential — Po*ten tial, n. 1. Anything that may be possible; a possibility; potentially. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) In the theory of gravitation, or of other forces acting in space, a function of the rectangular coordinates which determine the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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