Also called potential. Electricity. (at any point in an electric field) the work done per unit charge in moving an infinitesimal point charge from a common reference point to the given point. Symbol: V.
A measure of the work required by an electric field to move electric charges. Its unit is the volt. Also called voltage. See more at Ohm’s law.
noun 1. the rate of change of electric potential with respect to distance in the direction of greatest change across a cell membrane.
noun 1. 1 (def 6). noun 1. the physiological reaction, characterized by pain and muscular spasm, to the passage of an electric current through the body. It can affect the respiratory system and heart rhythm Sometimes shortened to shock
- Electric strength
noun 1. the maximum voltage sustainable by an insulating material, after which it loses its insulating properties
noun, British. 1. 1 (def 4).