[poht-n-teyt] /ˈpoʊt nˌteɪt/
a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
a person who possesses great power or authority, esp a ruler or monarch
c.1400, from Old French potentat and directly from Late Latin potentatus “a ruler,” also “political power,” from Latin potentatus “might, power, rule, dominion,” from potentem (nominative potens) “powerful” (see potent).
[puh-ten-zuh; Italian paw-ten-tsah] /pəˈtɛn zə; Italian pɔˈtɛn tsɑ/ noun 1. a city in Basilicata, in S Italy. [skee-en-tee-ah est poh-ten-tee-ah; English see-en-shee-uh est poh-ten-shee-uh] /skiˈɛn tiˌɑ ɛst poʊˈtɛn tiˌɑ; English siˈɛn ʃi ə ɛst poʊˈtɛn ʃi ə/ Latin. 1. knowledge is power.
[puh-ten-shuh l] /pəˈtɛn ʃəl/ adjective 1. possible, as opposed to actual: the potential uses of nuclear energy. 2. capable of being or becoming: a potential danger to safety. 3. Grammar. expressing possibility: the potential subjunctive in Latin; the potential use of can in I can go. 4. Archaic. 1 . noun 5. possibility; potentiality: an […]
- Potential cautery
potential cautery n. An agent, such as potassium hydroxide, that causes the formation of an eschar by chemical means. Also called virtual cautery.
noun, Electricity. 1. the difference between the potentials of two points in an electric field. noun 1. the difference in electric potential between two points in an electric field; the work that has to be done in transferring unit positive charge from one point to the other, measured in volts U, ΔV, Δφ, pd Compare […]