Currently unfulfilled capacity to improve, develop, and achieve impressive feats.

Even from a young age it was clear that she had great musical potential.

Anything that may be possible; a possibility; potentiality.

(physics) In the

theory of gravitation, or of other forces acting in space, a

function of the rectangular coordinates which determine the position of a point, such that its differential coefficients with respect to the coordinates are equal to the components of the

force at the point considered; -- also called Potential function, or

force function.

It is called also Newtonian Potential when the

force is directed to a fixed center and is inversely as the square of the distance from the center.

(physics) The

energy of an electrical charge measured by its

power to do work; hence, the degree of electrification as referred to some standard, as that of the earth; electro-motive force.

(grammar) A verbal construction or form stating something is possible or probable.