possibility
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prospect)
a. la posibilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Is there any possibility that you'll be home later today?¿Hay alguna posibilidad de que estés en casa hoy más tarde?
possibilities
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (potential)
a. las posibilidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her business idea has great possibilities.Su idea de negocios tiene excelentes posibilidades.
b. el potencial
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His invention has real possibilities for becoming a new form of transportation.Su invento tiene verdadero potencial de llegar a ser una nueva forma de transporte.
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possibility
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la posibilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to be within/outside the bounds of possibilityentrar/no entrar dentro de lo posible
that is a distinct possibilityes una posibilidad real
to allow for all possibilitiesprepararse para cualquier eventualidad
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possibility [ˌpɒsəˈbɪlɪtɪ]
noun
1 (chance, likelihood) posibilidad (f)
if by any possibility ... women who saw the possibility for communication across racial lines the possibility [(that)] ...
is there any possibility (that) they could help? ¿hay alguna posibilidad de que nos ayuden?; there is a strong possibility I'll be late es muy posible que me retrase; hay muchas posibilidades de que me retrase
there is a possibility that I might come we must allow for the possibility that he may refuse there is a small possibility that he might still be alive there is, though, the strong possibility that such cooperation will prove unworkable we were not in the least worried about the possibility that sweets could rot the teeth
beyond/within the bounds of possibility
it is within the bounds of possibility está dentro de lo posible; it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that he'll succeed cabe dentro de lo posible or no es imposible que lo consiga
it's not beyond the bounds of possibility that the security services do bug important public figures the computer has brought this sort of task within the bounds of possibility "he's to be set free already?" he asked, incredulous. "it's not beyond the realms of possibility," she replied it is well within the bounds of possibility that England could lose this match the possibility [of] sth, of [doing] sth
there is no possibility of his agreeing to it no existe ninguna posibilidad de que lo consienta
the Government had not ruled out the possibility of imposing a curfew there is some/not much possibility of success there is no real possibility of the republic remaining in the federation they had little possibility of taking over the country militarily
to foresee all the possibilities tax on food has become a very real possibility all this is only a dream, or at best a remote possibility U.S. military action is a possibility yes, that is a possibility a diplomatic solution to the crisis remains a real possibility no one had ever considered the possibility that he would do such a thing we now have to consider the possibility of military action
2 (option) posibilidad (f)
the possibilities are endless hay infinidad de posibilidades; she's a strong possibility for the nomination tiene muchas posibilidades de ser nominada
there were several possibilities open to them he could be a possibility for next year's World Championships I considered the possibility of leaving him there are few employment possibilities in this town the government now owns a lot of our land - one possibility would be to compensate us with other property all sorts of possibilities had begun to open up that was one of the possibilities that was suggested one possibility for policy reform was to press for a complete review of the system their proposal is the only possibility for peace that raises interesting possibilities
3 (usu pl) (potential)
the scheme has real possibilities es un plan que promete; es un plan de gran potencial; it's a job with great possibilities es un trabajo con mucho futuro or porvenir
there are great possibilities for economic expansion he hoped his article would open up the possibilities for future co-operation between the two countries to [have] possibilities he has possibilities the kid might have real possibilities once she grew up a bit
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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