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potential

 
potential
[pəˈtenʃəl]
noun
1. potencial (m)
  • to have potential tener potencial
  • she failed to fulfill her potential no llegó a explotar todo su potencial
adjective
2. potencial
potential [pəˈtenʃəl]
adjective
en potencia
potential earnings ganancias (f) potenciales; a potential prime minister un primer ministro en ciernes; a potential threat una posible amenaza
noun
1 (possibilities) potencial (m); (ability) capacidad (f)
to have potential mostrar gran potencial
...his potential for violence The potential for violence is great
the war potential of this country el potencial bélico de este país; our potential for increasing production nuestras posibilidades de incrementar la producción; he hasn't yet realized his full potential todavía no ha desarrollado plenamente su potencial
The school strives to help pupils achieve their full potential
to have the potential to do sth [+person] tener aptitudes or capacidad para hacer algo; the meeting has the potential to be a watershed la reunión puede llegar a ser un acontecimiento decisivo
2 (Electricity and Electronics) (Mat) (Fís) potencial (m)
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