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potential  

1       adj   You use potential to say that someone or something is capable of developing into the particular kind of person or thing mentioned.  
ADJ n   (=possible)  
The firm has identified 60 potential customers at home and abroad..., We are aware of the potential problems and have taken every precaution.     
  potentially      adv   ADV with cl/group  
Clearly this is a potentially dangerous situation...     
2       n-uncount   If you say that someone or something has potential, you mean that they have the necessary abilities or qualities to become successful or useful in the future.  
also N in pl  
The school strives to treat pupils as individuals and to help each one to achieve their full potential..., Denmark recognised the potential of wind energy early.     
3       n-uncount   If you say that someone or something has potentialfor doing a particular thing, you mean that it is possible they may do it. If there is the potential for something, it may happen.  
also N in pl, with supp, oft N for n/-ing  
John seemed as horrified as I about his potential for violence..., The meeting has the potential to be a watershed event...     
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n.
patient in prehospital setting in Profound Coma or in Cardiac Arrest that could be a Donor afer hospital verification of cerebral death and none contraindications
n.
a potential benefit or disadvantage
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
exp.
Potential of web system and mechanism for eternal life exists within the cyberspace.
[Tech.]
exp.
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
[Tech.]

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