Meaning of POTENTIAL in English

POTENTIAL

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a possible/potential candidate (= someone who you might give a job or position to )

There were two women who were possible candidates.

a possible/potential successor

He had been tipped as a possible successor to the president.

a potential competitor (= a person, company etc that might compete with you )

A merger would also remove a potential competitor in the market.

a potential disaster (= one that could happen )

Always save a backup copy of your work to avoid potential disasters.

a potential hazard

Microwave ovens are a potential hazard if not used properly.

a potential risk

The potential risks associated with this operation should not be ignored.

a potential rival (= one who is likely to be a rival in the future )

Their business is a potential rival for ours.

a potential threat

The group remains a potential threat to the regime.

a potential/prospective client (= someone who might become a client )

Make sure potential clients know about all of your services.

a potential/prospective customer (= who might become a customer in the future )

It’s very important to establish contact with potential customers.

full potential

The charity helps disabled children reach their full potential .

potential benefits

The potential benefits of the scheme must be weighed against the costs involved.

potential danger (= possible but not definite )

Gloves should be worn because of the potential danger of infection.

potential embarrassment (= possible )

By dropping out of the competition, he was spared the potential embarrassment of losing.

potential energy

potential harm

People need to be more aware of the potential harm of being overweight.

realized...potential (= achieved as much as she can achieve )

a young singer who has not yet realized her full potential

the potential/likely impact

He’s studying the potential impact of climate change.

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■ ADVERB

as

Anyone with a foreign accent, including refugee children, were labelled as potential saboteurs.

Thus they spent much of their time debating the validity of various evaluation procedures as potential responses.

They often masqueraded as potential customers in order to get information.

The government therefore turned to multinational companies as potential suitors for Rover.

She said Knysh and the other Soviet coaches saw their pupils' not just as potential gymnasts but future concubines'.

They became scapegoats for crimes committed and were widely bruited as potential subversives.

The problem here, however, is what counts as potential , and what is it potential of?

■ NOUN

benefit

The potential benefits must be weighed up against the costs involved and the risk of failure.

They also should consider the potential benefits of shared use.

The potential benefits of this will be discussed in the next chapter.

The potential benefits of Lalzad's research are obvious.

The ability to replicate represents both the greatest danger and the greatest potential benefit .

The Peace Corps defenders argue this harsh analysis underplays the potential benefits to civil society from computers and the internet.

Note also any other potential benefits for individuals and their family and friends.

buyer

Often a seller will deal concurrently with a number of potential buyers .

More potential buyers in general could push prices for radio stations higher.

Ask your estate agent to send a representative with potential buyers .

As in other auctions, potential buyers can preview the items.

Alejandro didn't like dead mares around; it looked bad if potential buyers dropped in.

Registration for the sale has been repeatedly postponed to accommodate potential buyers , officials said.

A market is a group of existing and potential buyers or users of a product or service. 6.

The Stoughton, Mass. company did not name any potential buyers for Avia.

client

You're in a position of strength as a potential client who is checking out the service on offer.

Naturally, Sheila thought that meant a potential client had called.

Therefore, to some degree any public relations proposal for any potential client is out of date as soon as it is written.

Newsletters are often issued on free trial to potential clients .

Each one recognises sectional interests within the profession but has little or no regard to the public at large or the potential client .

Solicitors also participate in social activities likely to get them and their firms known to potential clients .

Most potential clients visit them at Potton and attend one of the free seminars, held three times a week.

The agencies don't list an address, but give an 088 mobile phone number through which potential clients can reach them.

conflict

Various strategies are developed to handle potential conflicts that can not be overcome because people keep meeting each other.

Both failed to sell stock they owned after being warned of potential conflicts of interests.

He recognised the potential conflict between the ideal of education as an instrument and that of education as self-development.

Marx points out the deeper class relations and potential conflicts below the surface of society.

The potential conflict be-tween capitalistic power and democratic power did not explode.

He shuddered at the thought of all the potential conflict situations ahead.

Nor is this the only area in which the former chairman has left himself open to potential conflicts of interest.

customer

Starting in 1967, we tried hard to whip up interest in the robots among potential customers , but with little success.

If you are doing business on the Internet, it is probably not a good idea to turn away potential customers .

The company says that it has received inquiries from about 470 companies, of which perhaps a quarter are potential customers .

Those are potential customers , for they are in the market for services.

This provided them with a highly qualified list of potential customers matching their target demographic groups.

For starters, there are simply more potential customers online these days.

A money-back guarantee could be attractive to potential customers-but are you willing to pay the price?

A big, potential customer called with a major assignment.

danger

You should also remember that you too have safety needs and you should learn about potential dangers to yourself and other staff.

What of the illiterate who uses a forbidden pesticide in total ignorance of its potential dangers ?

The move comes in the wake of the recent Echo Inquiry which exposed the potential danger in flats and bedsits.

He spoke powerfully about the insecurity of football and the potential dangers behind every challenge.

In view of their potential danger , these fishes are not recommended for a household where small children are present.

Parliament Street in the town remains closed because of the potential danger .

With boundary-to-boundary skiing, says Carey, comes a new emphasis on educating skiers about the potential dangers .

difference

Under resting conditions the cell membrane will not allow ions to diffuse passively across it, so the potential difference remains.

While the potential difference across the resistance R is just, that across the capacitance C is.

The potential differences between B, C and D are again very small, arising only from small losses in the transformer.

Thus, for example, and respectively represent the collector current and potential difference between the collector and emitter.

Cholera toxin caused no change in potential difference in any of the groups.

Note that the saturation potential differences are close to the supply e.m.f.s biasing the operational amplifier.

The r.m.s. current,, may be found by measuring the r.m.s. potential difference with a suitable voltmeter from which.

This change of potential difference is termed the action potential.

energy

The third property of a polymer which affects its mechanical behaviour is the between-chain potential energy .

This would lead into a study of kinetic and potential energy .

Systems tend to a minimum in potential energy .

There is also gravitational potential energy .

It loses potential energy until it reaches a minimum at the bottom of the hill.

These are kinetic energy and potential energy.

Cellulose represents an important potential energy source for herbivores but the breakdown of cell fibre presents herbivores with difficulties.

impact

So much has been written about this single epic without any clear view of the potential impact emerging.

They understand all too well the potential impact of huge cuts in health care programs.

Probably the area of maximum potential impact is in taxonomic computing.

Making this decision requires an analysis of the potential impact of credit policy terms on sales and profits.

The second limiting factor was less immediate, but of greater potential impact .

Finally, there is an assessment of potential impacts , on the political world, of the revolution in communication technologies.

The restrictions on trading are designed to limit the potential impact of the options market on the stock market.

This gives an indication of the potential impact of this type of instructional material.

investor

The House of Lords found that there was no duty of care either to existing shareholders or to potential investors .

Paine Webber brokers often used scripts when they spoke to potential investors .

Roll and Ross argue that these portfolios may have desirable qualities for the potential investor .

That document, Matthews said, will be sent out to a few dozen potential investors by the end of the year.

He cultivated members of the aristocracy and sprinkled them among his company boards to impress potential investors .

But its financial difficulties have deterred potential investors .

This has put off many potential investors fearful of being entangled in the courts for years.

The suit also poisoned potential investors against Addamax which needed more money to exploit its technology, he said.

market

It's a potential market few have bothered to target.

He described the potential market as huge.

The overall size of the potential market is even less clear.

Overall, the potential market for music software is enormous.

A potential market of 300 million awaits.

According to industry estimates this is between 5% and 10% of the potential market .

As we have indicated in the previous chapter, there looks like being a very large potential market for consumer multimedia.

problem

Such insider selling is closely watched by some investors for signs of potential problems within companies.

You know the potential problems with my wave-riding interpretation of Quantum Theoryor for that matter with any other I have yet heard?

When surgery is planned there is time to correct existing problems and reduce the risk of potential problems.

Similarly, the aircraft tires pose a potential problem for in-air explosion.

The potential problems can be aggravated by separation from relatives and friends.

The Committee believes that these adequately address any potential problem which might arise with respect to this area.

The nurse might also recognise some potential problems - not all possible potential problems but those which are relevant.

But the new-look Lakers offer plenty of potential problems .

purchaser

We are also talking to potential purchasers .

A slide index of artists' work is available to help the potential purchaser .

Advertisements are placed in the press, and potential purchasers are invited to telephone or fill in a coupon for further details.

This will enable a potential purchaser to come forward up until 1 July with the recommended £2 million or above.

We will arrange and chair meetings between potential purchasers and the directors as appropriate.

An investment overview should therefore quickly impart the essential basic information which will interest the potential purchaser .

The sources of information for identifying acquisition targets set out in Section 0604 may be used for identifying potential purchasers .

risk

The county council says the waste was not a potential risk to the public.

Rightly or wrongly, I judged the potential risks in so doing were greater than any possible benefit that I could imagine.

The significance of such questions can only be assessed in the light of present knowledge and potential benefits weighed against potential risks .

Initially stimuli are compared in terms of the total numbers of descriptions and potential risks in the protocols.

Faculty supporters counter that the faculty would still be within the Institute and that the benefits would far outweigh the potential risk .

The significant main effect of junction type for both descriptions and potential risks is difficult to accommodate within this framework.

The market has a mechanism for ensuring even that the potential risk of damage to the environment can be costed.

Addictive disease, as opposed to physiological addiction, it is not a significant potential risk for all human beings.

source

It is clear that the full range of potential sources of variation which produce the archaeological record should be considered.

These potential sources of emerging infections are diverse and cross the lines of various scientific disciplines and government agency responsibilities.

Finding the potential source of recruits for the future is not an easy task.

Daley removed the power because it was a potential source of embarrassment and trouble.

They are also as much a potential source of recommendations as the client.

What are the potential sources of R.F.I. and how do you overcome them?

The bookkeeping for this inter-fund transfer is a potential source of difficulty because strictly the transaction generates two double-entries.

As long as this element of political discretion remains there is a potential source of dispute.

threat

The raven was determined to fend off any potential threat and maintain its fiefdom of Edge Wood.

They regarded it either as virtually impossible to implement, or as a potential threat to themselves at the elections.

But he did okay in our program, handling its challenges and its many potential threats .

Recent newspaper reports have highlighted the potential threat to Britain when the Channel Tunnel links us with the Continent.

Many see computers as a potential threat to their livelihood.

The samurai response to the potential threat posed by the merchants was a reassertion of their lowly political and social position.

And because they have yet to be found, their organizers appear to remain a potential threat to the regime.

user

Such problems would inconvenience existing passengers and may deter potential users .

Microsoft is estimated to be targeting the 50 million or so potential users of the Windows operating system.

We could assume that everyone in the population is a user or a potential user of the accounts of public sector organizations.

Software systems exist which can make the life of potential users a lot easier.

Has there been any investigation as to what the potential users want from the system? 4.

What is still missing is your ability as a potential user to use this terminal.

But clearly very many more potential users think that bank loans would be difficult.

Styled is probably just too quirky for some potential users .

value

Only collect information if its actual or potential value exceeds the cost of collecting it.

Jackson estimated the total potential value of these business opportunities at $ 200 million.

Rainforests are the source of a multitude of raw materials with immense potential value to medical science.

He declined to discuss the potential value of a contract.

They are not questioning the potential value of, in this context, high-quality environmental information perse.

After 1714, with their potential value exponentially raised, such schemes proliferated.

Botanical stations were established throughout the empire to study native plants and identify those o potential value .

Virtually everyone who works for an enterprise from time to time will acquire information from the environment of potential value to its operations.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

fulfil your potential/promise

All girls and boys, from every background, must be able to discover their talents and fulfil their potential.

But there is grave doubt among environmentalists as to whether the Government will fulfil its promises according to schedule.

Draft history is full of players who never fulfilled their promise.

For 15 years, Lindbergh more than fulfilled its promise.

I was wrong: it has not yet fulfilled its promise.

Lewis has begun to fulfil his promise.

Many teachers express concern that even their more able pupils do not fulfil their potential in the subject.

We only fulfil our potential as individuals in working with and for others, as well as for ourselves.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a way of making the college more attractive to potential students

By denying these people a decent education, you're losing out on potential captains of industry and political leaders.

For the first time she realized the potential danger of her situation.

It's wrong to regard all soccer fans as potential trouble-makers -- it's only a small minority who are responsible for the violence.

It is important for manufacturers to identify potential problems at the design stage.

Police believe they may have found a potential witness.

The potential side effects of the drug are unknown.

The 60 potential jurors filled the front of the courtroom.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Applications and potential applications are popping up like wildflowers after a spring rain.

Behind every bend lurks a potential patrol, road-block or hidden camera.

Probably the area of maximum potential impact is in taxonomic computing.

The potential ramifications of such a theme could be vast so let me start somewhere in the middle.

The facility is currently being actively promoted both within the Bar and locally with potential professional clients.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

commercial

And Nicholson's have not been slow to realise the commercial potential of this classic heritage.

Frequently frustrated by rapids and sandbars, they soon surmised that the river had no commercial potential .

The House of Andreeyev had purchased the right to exploit the commercial potential of the Manchu system.

Eager to capitalize on the commercial potential of his designs, he launched a collection of stark, monochrome headscarves for ladies.

Further exploration and appraisal drilling will be necessary to confirm the commercial potential for this discovery.

Reaumur also worked extensively on ceramics, again because of the commercial potential .

considerable

His expulsion is probably more justified in terms of his considerable long-term potential as a spy than in terms of his current status and responsibilities.

Not surprisingly wind power is regarded as having considerable potential .

Their relationship with the community has considerable dramatic potential .

It is thus a field of considerable potential .

The ion engine has considerable potential as it is capable of generating specific impulses of thousands of seconds.

There is also considerable potential for the development of novel biological control agents by genetic engineering.

There is considerable upside potential for both oil and gas exports.

It offers considerable future potential for the discovery of large oil and gas reserves.

economic

Local people will be trained to gather plants and other materials which may have economic potential .

Learning about a community and understanding its social, cultural and economic potential is an essential pre-condition.

enormous

It's a lively and cosmopolitan resort, which as well as being scenic, offers enormous potential to the sports enthusiast.

The new generation of telecommunications holds enormous potential to serve the needs of democracy.

It will be appreciated that this technique of automated teaching seemed to have enormous potential .

It is a world unexplored by many-a new frontier in contemporary gastronomy with enormous potential .

A client of enormous potential if he managed to hook him.

This is largely because of its enormous potential for dating geological processes and sedimentary sequences.

Yet a walk into any delicatessen or a continental charcuterie will prove the enormous potential of this vastly underrated animal.

Assistant Principal, Joe Mooney sees enormous potential for the open learning format with foreign students.

full

Your tank has certainly reached its limits now, and some of the fish have yet to reach their full potential .

No single one of these technologies can deliver the full potential of electronic commerce, however.

Hence its full potential is not being realized.

Can you tell me if there are any special programs to help my gut reach its full potential ?

The society, a national charity, aims to help people with learning difficulties reach their full potential .

This went to show that the full potential of a client was measurable only outside the licensed dealing fraternity.

More economic patterns of resource allocation will result as underlying comparative advantages are allowed to exert their full potential .

Self-esteem is the need to feel good about oneself and self-actualisation is the need to reach one's full potential .

future

It is no proof of future potential .

Education services similarly went through a phase of detailed examination of their weaknesses and future potential during the inter war period.

It offers considerable future potential for the discovery of large oil and gas reserves.

Its importance and future potential should not be ignored by governments in their agricultural planning.

The Pistols' strength lay not in their future potential but in their immediate shock value.

But the most exciting aspect of Digivision is its future potential .

It should emphasise the strong features of the business and its future potential .

Most respondents had very positive expectations about the future potential of the area, sometimes bolstering their own somewhat risky decision.

good

We give children the opportunity to develop to the best of their potential .

This reaction is fairly typical for children who have some problems with aggression but who none the less have good potential .

The Soviets may rob themselves of their own best potential in this way.

Questions set on these lines have good diagnostic potential .

We will continue to provide development opportunities to: help them perform to the best of their potential .

great

At the same time, we are now quite possibly reaching our greatest potential for that change.

There is great potential for distraction.

It claims for all women a far greater potential in terms of powers and skills than any woman has ever demonstrated.

There is great potential for creative work arrangements, but right now the potential for pain is greater.

There is great potential in developing the teaching role of clinical practitioners, with benefits for both the individual and the service.

She understood that this handsome, rather solitary young man had great potential .

Straw burning for energy also has great potential .

Olstad sees great potential for the program but not just for tracing half-forgotten tunes.

high

Hypertonic Having a higher osmotic potential than a standard.

John saw high potential in the company.

This is particularly fortunate, because teeth have a high fossilization potential , exceeding that of other parts of the skeleton.

Recruiting those with a higher potential for appropriate customer service behaviour.

Chemicals, therefore, need to have a high energy potential i.e. they need to be highly aggressive.

Carbonate and evaporite sediments also have a high diagenetic potential .

Evaporite sediments have a yet higher diagenetic potential than modern carbonate sediments, producing a near-metamorphic fabric.

High speed, high power, high storage, high upgrade potential - the CompuADd 325 offers them all.

huge

Rodber has huge potential , however, a great physique, a fair turn of speed and good hands.

The bottom line is that this is a huge country with huge potential .

There is huge unexplored potential in this field.

human

The second major issue to be examined would be the role of individuals and how human potential is mobilised.

Pessimism is a dangerous disease that can stifle or kill our human potential .

In domestic society the authority of the state guarantees order in the face of the human potential for evil.

We can provide solace and preserve dignity and human potential through the very end of life.

The reversibility depended upon the permanence of severe retardation whereas infants are not defective and their human potential is a fact.

An entirely different world was supposed to have manifested, a new society sparked by unleashed human potential .

This personalized process aims at releasing human potential in a way that will benefit the corporation.

Lack of money causes misery, anxiety, early death: the cramping of personality, the limiting of human potential .

real

The club believes she has real Olympic medal potential .

He saw I got real potential .

As with so many other aspects of the practical implementation of the Act, there is here the real potential for overkill.

Which creates a very real potential that in zeal for privacy I could turn everything on my hard drive into unreadable mush.

Team it with high fibre beans, bread or pasta and you have a supper or lunch dish of real potential .

It's a hobby with real travel potential .

Evidence from pilot projects shows the real potential of care management to create flexible care and support controlled by the user.

Vijay Singh and Paul Broadhurst are just two examples of young players with real potential who have obviously benefited from the experience.

revolutionary

This argument puts forward the notion that the peasantry working in these conditions would provide revolutionary potential .

The problem is not the combativity or the revolutionary potential of the working class and its allies.

I believe Blackwomen's Creativity to be revolutionary in its potential .

significant

The fact that highly improbable circumstances could result in significant upside potential should not affect the presentation.

We are committed to prudent exploration and will direct efforts to ventures which offer significant potential .

tremendous

But they have tremendous potential for learning and growth.

In other words, at this point the whole area is nascent with tremendous potential .

true

It's only in the past 18 months, however, that he's started fulfilling his true potential .

Tom's temper stopped him reaching his true potential .

A further decade passed before the true potential of this cliff began to be tapped.

Isn't it time to take hold of that lead by realising their true marketing potential ?

At last it has been recognised that there are many females within the club scene who have true potential .

What then was humanity's true potential ?

The temptation is always to overstock, and this means that the land is asked to produce more than its true potential .

■ NOUN

action

An action potential in the presynaptic neuron releases neurotransmitter into the cleft.

This results in prolonging the action potential and thus increases calcium influx into the cell.

The neurotransmitter then diffuses across to the postsynaptic neuron, and starts a new action potential in it.

The result is that a larger stimulus is required to trigger an action potential .

This change of potential difference is termed the action potential.

This traveling wave of altered electrical potential is called an action potential, more commonly known as a nerve impulse.

Arriving at the post synaptic membrane, it causes a change in its permeability so that a new action potential begins.

To cross this gap, an action potential must be converted from an electrical signal to a chemical signal.

development

Their work is not accounted for, and so their further development potential is grossly neglected.

The irony is that population growth itself eats away at development potential .

Hotels most likely to interest international investors would be those with strong revenue rather than those with development potential .

Owners of properties with large gardens often have no idea of the development potential and value of their land.

The adoption of a sequential approach to assessing the development potential of sites and the redevelopment potential of existing buildings.

The contours of a site are obviously important and may add or detract from its development potential .

growth

The fund manager can, therefore, select the mix of bonds which offers the most attractive yield and capital growth potential .

Often Tucson has been compared to Austin, Texas for its size, cost of living, and growth potential .

Finally, it is hoped to identify the necessary steps essential for the improvement of growth potential for ethnic minority businesses.

Landis believes many investors still are underestimating the growth potential of the networking business.

Dormitory centres Within the catchment area of a burgh; basic services available; some growth potential and encouragement to industry.

Some technology stocks declined on the belief that their growth potential has been overestimated.

Height velocity in the first year after operation increased dramatically compared with year before operation among patients with growth potential .

The successful launch of Channel 5 as a non-producer broadcaster demonstrates the growth potential of the market.

investment

Probably checking Belpan's investment potential .

He'd imagined expensive good taste - big sofas, neutral carpeting, antiques, safe pictures chosen for their investment potential .

A score of 55-70 will imply, mainly, developing countries with investment potential .

Further studies on engineering aspects, conservation and investment potential were also commissioned.

market

The judges will look for simple and effective devices which also demonstrate market potential and value for money.

The nature of the access road to the site and adjoining development can be influential with regard to market potential .

A further dimension concerns the implications of acceptance and of market potential for supply industries.

Assessing or predicting the economic performance of UDCs can not be viewed in isolation from the area's market potential .

profit

Alternative endings might provide film companies with more opportunities to maximise the profit potential of cult items.

However, the profit potential of an untapped consumer market is tantalizing scores of corporations.

In looking at people he is looking at profit potential and the attitudes and skills relating to that.

Since its foundation it has emphasised that the profit potential in exporting will be enhanced if export management is in trained hands.

■ VERB

assess

Economic historians have been more interested in assessing the outcome or potential of his policies than their origins.

This question of source rocks is the main unproven factor in assessing the hydrocarbon potential of south Antrim.

The adoption of a sequential approach to assessing the development potential of sites and the redevelopment potential of existing buildings.

Personal disinterest in a programme content will help your objectivity in assessing its potential for your public relations purposes.

demonstrate

Many of their lecture modules are chosen from a set which demonstrates the potential of computational techniques, for example in simulation.

The successful launch of Channel 5 as a non-producer broadcaster demonstrates the growth potential of the market.

develop

The bioremediation market is just being developed , and its potential appears quite large.

If you want to develop your full potential , learn to take planned risks.

In this way, individuals can develop their full potential and contribute to their own well-being and that of others.

In summary, cooperation is still necessary if trade, output, and employment are to develop to their full potential .

For a new artist to progress, the most important management role is allowing the act to develop its songwriting potential .

The aim should be to develop your own potential , not to regulate your working habits to a conventional norm.

At school they shared truancy escapades, which developed a more interesting potential once they had matriculated.

Nomatterhow easy or hard you find the work, our aim is to develop your potential to the full.

exploit

The House of Andreeyev had purchased the right to exploit the commercial potential of the Manchu system.

Man was able to exploit the potential of music only when he started writing musical scores.

Still, Anixter has only begun to exploit its potential .

Teaching strategies need to adapt to this new situation, to exploit the potential offered by computers.

This positions them uniquely in exploiting the multimedia potential of their list.

Two criticisms are frequently made of it: it is boring and it doesn't exploit the full potential of the medium.

explore

To explore the potential of this idea further, we sent these leading hair stylists to the Alps.

This thus stands as a starting point for exploring the potential of complex semiotics as a mode of analysis of the photographic.

fulfil

Many teachers express concern that even their more able pupils do not fulfil their potential in the subject.

Being an entrepreneur is a way of fulfilling your creative potential .

All girls and boys, from every background, must be able to discover their talents and fulfil their potential .

It's only in the past 18 months, however, that he's started fulfilling his true potential .

Tiriac became a father figure and Nastase was at least able to fulfil some of his potential .

That is not to say, of course, that it won't take longer for her to fulfil her potential .

Their failure was that, because of man's inhumanity to his fellow beings, they did not fulfil their potential .

Thus, only here in Communist society can people fulfil their potential for creativity and goodness.

offer

It's a lively and cosmopolitan resort, which as well as being scenic, offers enormous potential to the sports enthusiast.

It now accounts for at least 15 percent of total supplies and offers the potential of a green premium.

It offers considerable future potential for the discovery of large oil and gas reserves.

Using authoring software such as Touch Explorer Plus, this offers great potential for the teaching of history.

At any given point in time, however, such sites may offer latent potential to the developer.

We are committed to prudent exploration and will direct efforts to ventures which offer significant potential .

reach

This results in the neighbouring part of the axon also reaching this potential , thus causing its ion channel to open.

Can you tell me if there are any special programs to help my gut reach its full potential ?

At the same time, we are now quite possibly reaching our greatest potential for that change.

Having bypassed college, will he ever reach his athletic potential ?

Your tank has certainly reached its limits now, and some of the fish have yet to reach their full potential .

The society, a national charity, aims to help people with learning difficulties reach their full potential .

Tom's temper stopped him reaching his true potential .

Self-esteem is the need to feel good about oneself and self-actualisation is the need to reach one's full potential .

realise

And Nicholson's have not been slow to realise the commercial potential of this classic heritage.

Theatre managers were quick to realise the dramatic potential of such a dazzling light.

Danzigers were far too busy protesting and petitioning, nursing wounded pride to realise the potential of their situation.

It was therefore left to Lear to realise the full potential of lithography, and to revolutionise bird illustration in the process.

Finally, Compact validates achievement in school and encourages students to push themselves to realise their potential .

We aim to create a society in which all men and women can realise their full potential and shape their own successes.

It's been a short, obstacle-filled but fruitful struggle for Moonshake to realise their potential .

The exceptions, good guys like Lee Evans and Harry Hill, have yet to realise their full telly potential .

realised

As soon as I walked on to the beach behind the resort where I was staying, I realised its potential .

Long before button badges made their punk-inspired debut, Gedge and Co had realised the earning potential of such merchandise.

realize

Supporters like Jim Cummins maintain that heritage language teaching is an important step in helping immigrant students realize their potential .

But as you grow in confidence, and experience, you will be able to realize your full potential .

A research programme must be given a chance to realize its full potential .

Under Adenauer and Schmidt it realized its full potential .

The essential condition for realizing this potential is the overthrow of all forms of oppression.

As though it does not matter that half of humanity have been prohibited from realizing their potential .

recognize

It was a failure to recognize the potential of the black community and a failure to use it.

A biology professor at San Diego State, she recognized business potential in some of her research.

The two met in 1993 at a volleyball tournament in Tahoe and eventually recognized the potential of joining forces.

show

This went to show that the full potential of a client was measurable only outside the licensed dealing fraternity.

Jamal Crawford, who was virtually untouchable in trade talks, has shown little but long-range potential .

Experience has shown that employment potential and the needs of the employer require more than just school or college education.

This is impressive, and it shows clearly the potential of technology to help the classroom teacher become a better teacher.

This means that acoustic microscopy shows exceptional potential for the study of biological systems in particular.

Rather we have attempted to show the potential of analysis and technical studies to increase our knowledge of the past.

Evidence from pilot projects shows the real potential of care management to create flexible care and support controlled by the user.

A great piece of software that starts to show us the full potential of the Internet.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He's young but he shows a lot of potential .

One of their children has the potential to be a brilliant scientist.

She may not be a great violinist yet but she has potential .

Stephen is a player with real potential .

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Assessing this potential helps the practitioner to decide how best to work with an elder when some breakdown in routine occurs.

Having bypassed college, will he ever reach his athletic potential ?

He was giving a talk at a career-development seminar to top executives from his then-employer, who were evaluating his career potential .

The fund manager can, therefore, select the mix of bonds which offers the most attractive yield and capital growth potential .

This has greatly reduced their potential for instigating change.

This traveling wave of altered electrical potential is called an action potential, more commonly known as a nerve impulse.

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