Definition of "potentially" []

  • Possible but not yet actual (adjective)
  • Capable of being or becoming but not yet in existence; latent (adjective)
  • (of a verb or form of a verb) expressing possibility, as English may and might (adjective)
  • Latent but unrealized ability or capacity (noun)
  • A potential verb or verb form (noun)
  • In a manner showing much potential; with the possibility of happening in a given way. (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Powerfully, strongly. (adverb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "potentially" in a sentence
  • "Based on the overall findings from its three-phase research project, the Foundation learned that consumers generally have a positive perception of the food label, but also found that there are several ways the label potentially could be enhanced to help people understand the information provided and use it even more effectively:"
  • "U.S. President Barack Obama pledged assistance for what he called a potentially catastrophic disaster in Japan."
  • "President Obama pledged U.S. assistance following what he called a potentially "catastrophic" disaster."