Meaning of POTENTIAL in English
[adjective] [not gradable] - possible when the necessary conditions existShe is widely regarded as a potential Olympic gold medallist.A number of potential buyers have expressed interest in the company.Both potential bidders have experience of the hotel industry.Many potential customers are waiting for a fall in prices before buying.The accident is a grim reminder of the potential dangers involved in North Sea oil production.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012