capability of existing or happening or being true

there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired

Syn: ↑possibility
Ant: ↑impossibility (for: ↑possibility)
Derivationally related forms: ↑possible, ↑possible (for: ↑possibility)
Hypernyms: ↑being, ↑beingness, ↑existence
Attrubites: ↑possible, ↑impossible

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noun (-es)
: the quality or state of being possible : possibility

the possibleness of such a feat

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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