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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
        • We speculate that lactate may be used as an alternate energy source for neurons, potentially via shuttling of glycolytically derived carbons from astrocytes, especially in hypoxia.
        • Using targeted drug delivery systems such as immunoliposomes that accumulate selectively in designated target cell types, the dosage of rapamycin may potentially be optimized.
        • The local Lombarde has blasted upper slopes, occasionally closed lifts and deposited windslab, potentially dangerous to off-piste skiers, on lee slopes.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ly
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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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