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. a future prospect or potential; "this room has great possibilities" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The quality or state of being possible; the power of happening, being, or existing. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. State of being possible: that which is possible: a contingency. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. The power of existing or of happening; state of being possible; a possible thing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. 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.
  11. An uncertain thing which may happen. A contingent interest in real or personal estate. Kinzie v. Winston, 14 Fed. Cas. 651; Bodenhamer v. Welch. 89 N. C. 78; Needles v. Needles, 7 Ohio St. 442, 70 Am. Dec. 85. It is either near, (or ordinary,) as where an estate is limited to one after the death of another, or remote, (or extraordinary.) as where it is limited to a man, provided he marries a certain woman, and that she shall die and he shall marry another. thelawdictionary.org
  12. State, fact, of being possible, as the p. of miracles, cannot by any p. be in time, there is no p. of his coming, it is within the range of p.; thing that may exist or happen, as what are the pp.?, there are three pp. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. Power of being or existing ; state of being possible ;-that which is possible. Cabinet Dictionary