Definitions of possibility

  1. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The quality or state of being possible; the power of happening, being, or existing. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. That which is possible; a contingency; a thing or event that may not happen; a contingent interest, as in real or personal estate. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The fact or state of taking place or happening; that which may take place, or that which may be done; something likely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. State of being possible: that which is possible: a contingency. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The state of being possible; the power of being or existing; that which is possible; a contingency. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for possibility

  1. In giving information, be equally sure to state facts so clearly that there can be no possibility of a mistake. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  2. When we say that a past event, or that a body which we do not perceive, is real, we merely assert the possibility of a 'perception'. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard