A hypothetical surface representing the level to which groundwater would rise if not trapped in a confined aquifer (an aquifer in which the water is under pressure because of an impermeable layer above it that keeps it from seeking its level). The potentiometric surface is equivalent to the water table in an unconfined aquifer. See illustration at artesian well.
noun, Chemistry. 1. titration in which the end point is determined by measuring the voltage of an electric current of given amperage passed through the solution.
[poht-nt] /ˈpoʊt nt/ adjective 1. powerful; mighty: a potent fighting force. 2. cogent; persuasive: Several potent arguments were in his favor. 3. producing powerful physical or chemical effects: a potent drug. 4. having or exercising great power or influence: a potent factor in the economy. 5. (of a male) capable of sexual intercourse. /ˈpəʊtənt/ adjective […]
[poht-nt] /ˈpoʊt nt/ Heraldry. noun 1. a fur having a pattern of T -shaped forms, placed in alternate directions and having alternating tinctures, one metal and one color, so that all forms of one tincture face the same way and are between, above, and below forms of the other tincture facing the other way. 2. […]
[puh-ten-zuh; Italian paw-ten-tsah] /pəˈtɛn zə; Italian pɔˈtɛn tsɑ/ noun 1. a city in Basilicata, in S Italy.