Meaning of POTENTIAL in English

adj. 1 possible, likely, implicit, implied, imminent, developing, budding, embryonic, dormant, hidden, concealed, covert, latent, quiescent, passive, future, unrealized, undeveloped We are dealing with a potential threat to our liberty

n. 2 capacity, capability, possibility, aptitude, potency, Colloq the (right) stuff, what it takes All teenagers have potential; the problem is to teach them to exploit it to the best advantage

Oxford thesaurus English vocab.      Английский словарь Оксфорд тезаурус.