potential difference

noun Electricity.
the difference between the potentials of two points in an electric field.


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potential difference
Compare electromotive force U, ΔV, Δφ, pd 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

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potential difference   (pə-těn'shəl)  Pronunciation Key 
The difference, measured in volts, in electric potential between two points, especially two points in an electric circuit.
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However, since the eel has a much larger potential difference, the effects can be severe.
Electrochemical potential difference drives the reaction.
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