Possibility

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Possibility->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ possibility
possibility
potentiality
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ what may be
what may be
what is possible
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ compatibility
compatibility
&c.(agreement) 23
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ practicability
practicability
feasibility
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ practicableness
practicableness
&c.->Adj.
contingency
chance
&c. 156
PARAG:Possibility->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be possible
be possible
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ stand a chance
stand a chance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ admit of
admit of
bear
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ render possible
render possible
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ put in the way of
put in the way of
PARAG:Possibility->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ possible
possible
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ in the cards
in the cards
on the dice
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ in posse
in posse
within the bounds of possibility
conceivable
credible
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ compatible
compatible
&c. 23
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ likely
likely
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ practicable
practicable
feasible
performable
achievable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ within reach
within reach
within measurable distance
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ accessible
accessible
superable
surmountable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ attainable
attainable
obtainable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ contingent
contingent
&c.(doubtful) 475
=>(effect)
???>154
PARAG:Possibility->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ possibly
possibly
by possibility
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ perhaps
perhaps
perchance
peradventure
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ maybe
maybe
may be
haply
mayhap
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ if possible
if possible
wind and weather permitting
God willing
Deo volente
D.
PARAG:Possibility->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ as luck may have it
as luck may have it

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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