Definition of in potentia in English:

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in potentia

Pronunciation: /ˌin pōˈtenSHēə/


As a possibility; potentially.
Example sentences
  • Trying to give a list of less common ones is dangerous; many forms exist, so to speak, in potentia.
  • This is so because the waveform exhibits interference effects, meaning that ALL these states exist in potentia.


Early 17th century: Latin, literally 'in potentiality'.

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Syllabification: in po·ten·ti·a

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