An inherent capacity for growth or development. (noun)
An aptitude amenable to development; capability. (noun)
Examples of word potentiality
The ending of this living potentiality is considered wrong for many Christians (Catholics, eastern orthodox) and most Muslims.
But that potentiality is not made easy of accomplishment by reason of its geography.
He felt a sharp gradation between himself and his shipmates, and was wise enough to realize that the difference lay in potentiality rather than achievement.
But he lived onto propound his extraordinary theory of "potentiality" -- that medicines gained strength by being diluted -- and his even more extraordinary theory that all chronic diseases are caused either by the itch, syphilis, or fig-wart disease, or are brought on by medicines.
If the notion of potentiality is ruled out of order as Rev has apparently done in a related discussion, doesn't his position imply that a two or three day-old infant is not entitled to legal protection?