Definition of potentially in US English:

potentially

adverb

  • With the capacity to develop or happen in the future.

    ‘newly available oil might potentially create a drop in prices’
    ‘a potentially dangerous situation’
    • ‘Potentially damaging arthropods are common on landscape plants.’
    • ‘Something new or out of place can potentially instigate a serious traffic jam.’
    • ‘There are no requirements to test for potentially harmful contaminants.’
    • ‘Waiting for results will still allow enough time to treat the strep infection and avoid potentially serious, preventable complications.’
    • ‘Using such estimates will potentially result in a less accurate yield prediction.’
    • ‘They propose genetic screening for newborns to potentially benefit both the child and the rest of the family.’
    • ‘Storage moulds of corn occur annually, potentially lowering grain quality.’
    • ‘Activities near the well potentially can contaminate the water supply.’
    • ‘The political fallout from the trial results is potentially enormous.’
    • ‘Direct sale of beef to consumers is potentially profitable option for Kentucky's farmers.’

Pronunciation

potentially

/pəˈten(t)SHəlē//pəˈtɛn(t)ʃəli/