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possibility

US [ˌpɑsəˈbɪləti]
UK [ˌpɒsəˈbɪləti]
  • n.可能性;机会;可选择的方法;契机
  • Web可能的事;希望;可行性
Plural Form:possibilities  
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n.
1.
[u][c]
可能;可能性the fact that sth might exist or happen, but is not certain to
There is now no possibility that she will make a full recovery.
她现在已不可能完全康复。
He refused to rule out the possibility of a tax increase.
他拒绝排除增税的可能性。
It is not beyond the bounds of possibility that we'll all meet again one day.
我们大家将来有一天再度聚在一起,并非绝不可能。
Bankruptcy is a real possibility if sales don't improve.
如果销售情况得不到改善,真有破产的可能。
What had seemed impossible now seemed a distinct possibility .
过去看似不可能的事,现在显然有可能了。
2.
[c][usupl]
可选择的方法one of the different things that you can do in a particular situation
to explore/consider/investigate a wide range of possibilities
探究╱考虑╱调查各种可能的情况
to exhaust all the possibilities
用尽一切可能的手段
Selling the house is just one possibility that is open to us.
卖掉房子只是我们可以选择的其中一种做法。
The possibilities are endless .
可想的办法是无穷的。
3.
[c][usupl]
机会;契机something that gives you a chance to achieve sth
The course offers a range of exciting possibilities for developing your skills.
这门课程可提供一整套新鲜活泼的技能训练。
4.
[pl]
潜力;改进的余地if sthhas possibilities , it can be improved or made successful
The house is in a bad state of repair but it has possibilities.
这房子虽亟待修缮,但仍有可资利用的价值。

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