Definition of in potentia in English:

in potentia

adverb

  • As a possibility; potentially.

    ‘Trying to give a list of less common ones is dangerous; many forms exist, so to speak, in potentia.’
    ‘This is so because the waveform exhibits interference effects, meaning that ALL these states exist in potentia.’

Origin

Latin, ‘in potentiality’.

Pronunciation

in potentia

/ˌɪn pəˈtɛnʃɪə/