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potentially meaning

EN[pəˈtɛnʃ(ə)li]

    Definition of potentially in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore potentiallySUPmost potentiallySUF-ly
    1. In a manner showing much potential; with the possibility of happening in a given way.
      1. Nevertheless, it is clear that the global energy demand for air-conditioning will grow substantially as nations become more affluent, with the consequences of climate change potentially accelerating the demand.
    2. OBS Powerfully, strongly.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The Ski Club of Great Britain is forecasting fluctuating and heavy snowfalls of the kind that could make for an unstable, potentially dangerous snowbase.
        • The local Lombarde has blasted upper slopes, occasionally closed lifts and deposited windslab, potentially dangerous to off-piste skiers, on lee slopes.
        • Although we observed that collagen strongly induced the aggregation of platelets to potentially cause coronary microembolization, GH did not enhance thrombogenicity.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ly
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        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of potentially for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "potentially" is an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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