possibility

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 [ˌpɒsɪˈbɪlɪti]


Inflections of 'possibility' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": possibilities
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possibility - opportunity
‘possibility’
If there is a possibility of something happening or being true, it might happen or be true.
There was a possibility that they had taken the wrong road.
We must accept the possibility that we might be wrong.
If there is no possibility of something happening or being true, it cannot happen or be true.
There was now no possibility of success.
There is no possibility that he did that accidentally.
If you talk or think about the possibility of doing something, you are considering whether to do it.
He talked about the possibility of getting married.
Be careful
Don't say ‘He talked about the possibility to get married.’
‘opportunity’
When a situation makes it possible for someone to do something, don't say that they have ‘the possibility to do’ it. Say that they have the opportunity to do it or the opportunity of doing it.
You will have the opportunity to study several different subjects in your first year.
Sadly, I never had the opportunity of meeting him.
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