the difference between the potentials of two points in an electric field.
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 electromotive force
The difference, measured in volts, in electric potential between two points, especially two points in an electric circuit.
noun, Electricity. 1. . noun, Electricity. 1. a resistor or series of resistors connected to a voltage source and used to provide voltages that are fractions of that of the source. noun 1. another name for a potential divider noun 1. a tapped or variable resistor or a chain of fixed resistors in series, connected […]
noun, Physics. 1. the energy of a body or a system with respect to the position of the body or the arrangement of the particles of the system. noun 1. the energy of a body or system as a result of its position in an electric, magnetic, or gravitational field. It is measured in joules […]
noun, Electricity. 1. the rate of change of potential with respect to distance in the direction of greatest change.
[puh-ten-shee-al-i-tee] /pəˌtɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ noun, plural potentialities for 2. 1. the state or quality of being . 2. something ; a possibility: Atomic destruction is a grim potentiality. /pəˌtɛnʃɪˈælɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. latent or inherent capacity or ability for growth, fulfilment, etc 2. a person or thing that possesses such a capacity n. […]