ˌpɔsəˈbɪlɪtɪ сущ. вероятность, возможность to raise a possibility ≈ увеличить вероятность чего-л. to exclude, rule out a possibility ≈ исключать возможность чего-л. strong possibility ≈ большая/сильная вероятность чего-л. remote, slim possibility ≈ малая вероятность, призрачная надежда, отдаленная возможность There's a strong possibility that the concert will be canceled. ≈ Существует высокая вероятность, что концерт отменят. Syn : probability возможность, вероятность - * of success возможность удачи - within the range /the bounds/ of * в пределах возможного - a degree of * степень вероятности - there's no * of recovery на выздоровление нет никаких надежд - there is no * of my going there совершенно невозможно /исключено/, чтобы я туда пошел - if by any * I am not there... если по каким-л. обстоятельствам /причинам, почему-л./ меня там не будет... часто pl возможности, перспективы, виды на будущее - infinite possibilities безграничные /неограниченные/ возможности - to have great possibilities иметь большие возможности - to foresee all possibilities предвидеть все возможное /все возможные варианты/ - to allow for all possibilities предусмотреть все - the new invention contains wonderful possibilities новое изобретение имеет большое будущее - there are great possibilities in this scheme этот план весьма перспективен /открывает большие возможности/ marketing ~ возможности сбыта possibility вероятность ~ возможность, вероятность ~ возможность ~ of borrowing возможность получения ссуды

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • possibility — I noun achievability, anticipation, attainability, availability, chance, conceivability, conceivableness, expectance, expectancy, expectation, facultas, favorable opportunity, favorable prospect, feasibility, gamble, hope, likelihood, opportunity …   Law dictionary

  • Possibility — Pos si*bil i*ty, n.; pl. {Possibilities}. [F. possibilit[ e], L. possibilitas.] 1. The quality or state of being possible; the power of happening, being, or existing. All possibility of error. Hooker. Latent possibilities of excellence. Johnson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • possibility — late 14c., “condition of being possible,” from O.Fr. possibilité (13c.), from L. possibilitas, from possibilis (see POSSIBLE (Cf. possible)). Meaning “a possible thing or substance” is from c.1400. Related: Possibilities …   Etymology dictionary

  • possibility — [n] feasibility, likelihood; chance achievability, action, attainableness, break, circumstance, contingency, fair shake*, fifty fifty*, fling*, fluke*, fortuity, happening, hazard, hope, incident, instance, liability, likeliness, occasion,… …   New thesaurus

  • possibility — ► NOUN (pl. possibilities) 1) a thing that is possible. 2) the state or fact of being possible. 3) (possibilities) unspecified qualities of a promising nature …   English terms dictionary

  • possibility — [päs΄ə bil′ə tē] n. [ME possibilite < LL possibilitas] 1. the quality or condition of being possible 2. pl. possibilities something that is possible …   English World dictionary

  • possibility */*/*/ — UK [ˌpɒsəˈbɪlətɪ] / US [ˌpɑsəˈbɪlətɪ] noun Word forms possibility : singular possibility plural possibilities Get it right: possibility: The noun possibility is never followed by an infinitive. Use the pattern the/a possibility of doing something …   English dictionary

  • possibility — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ exciting, interesting, intriguing ▪ endless, many ▪ The resort offers endless possibilities for entertainment. ▪ only …   Collocations dictionary

  • possibility — n. 1) to raise a possibility 2) to exclude, rule out a possibility 3) a good, strong; remote, slim possibility 4) a possibility of (there is a strong possibility of snow) 5) a possibility that + clause (there s a strong possibility that the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • possibility — pos|si|bil|i|ty W2S2 [ˌpɔsıˈbılıti US ˌpa: ] n plural possibilities 1.) [U and C] if there is a possibility that something is true or that something will happen, it might be true or it might happen ▪ There s always a possibility that he might go… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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