NOTE: assigns a potential value to an entity, implies a positive quality. Answers the question 'who or what has value'
The realtor suggested the house had great possibilities with a little work.
She erroneously perceived the student to have limited possibilities.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: POSSIBILITY[+quantity][+measure][+likelihood] Refers to the likelihood or chance of something. The answer is a measurement.
The weatherman says there is no possibility of rain tomorrow afternoon.
What's the possibility of moving the meeting to next Tuesday?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: refers to a possible state of affairs, concrete or abstract The answer is a situation.
He proposed the possibility that the five theories might be unified into one.
One possibility is to have one-on-one negotiations with them.
The possibility of bankruptcy never entered his mind.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4