electric-potential

electric potential

noun
1.
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
2.
Physiology, action potential.

Origin:
1870–75

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electric potential
 
n
a.  the work required to transfer a unit positive electric charge from an infinite distance to a given point against an electric field
 b.  V, φ, Sometimes shortened to: potential the potential difference between the point and some other reference point

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electric potential  
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.
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