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noun [uncountable]     potential pronunciation in British English
  1. the possibility to develop or achieve something in the future

    Our common goal is to maximize our potential for economic growth.

    realize/reach your (full) potential (=achieve the most that you are capable of):

    As a composer, she still hasn’t realized her potential.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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