Potency vs Tendency - What's the difference?

potency | tendency |


As nouns the difference between potency and tendency

is that potency is strength while tendency is a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.

potency

English

Noun

(potencies)
  • Strength
  • Power
  • The ability or capacity to perform something.
  • tendency

    English

    Noun

    (tendencies)
  • A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
  • Denim has a tendency to fade.
  • An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.
  • a militant tendency

    Derived terms

    * multitendency

    Synonyms

    * inclination * disposition * propensity * penchant * trend