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potential difference

n. Symbol V
The difference in electric potential between two points, especially two points in an electric circuit.

potential difference

n
(General Physics) 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. Symbol: U, ΔV or Δφ Abbreviation: pd Compare electromotive force

poten′tial dif′ference



n.
the difference in electric potential between two points.
[1895–1900]

potential difference

The energy difference that tends to make an electric charge or current move. It is measured in volts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potential difference - the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in voltspotential difference - the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
evoked potential - the electrical response of the central nervous system produced by an external stimulus; "he measured evoked potentials with an electroencephalogram"
resting potential - the potential difference between the two sides of the membrane of a nerve cell when the cell is not conducting an impulse
Translations

potential difference

n (Phys, Elec) → potenzieller or potentieller Unterschied

potential difference

n (Math, Phys) → differenza di potenziale
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