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[ee-kwuh-puh-ten-shuh l, ek-wuh-] /ˌi kwə pəˈtɛn ʃəl, ˌɛk wə-/
adjective, Physics.
of the same or exhibiting uniform potential at every point:
an equipotential surface.
Origin of equipotential
1670-80; equi- + potential
Related forms
equipotentiality, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for equipotential
  • Our customer does not want to install an equipotential plane in his new free-stall addition.
  • Protection from the step potential hazard should be to stay in the zone of equipotential while working.
  • Flow nets consist of flow lines and equipotential lines.
  • The datum is not mean sea level, the geoid or any other equipotential surface.
  • While working on the bottom of the switches, the workers are enclosed in an equipotential, grounded zone.
  • Voltage drop across surfaces as it relates to equipotential grounding was also detailed.
  • Flow lines and equipotential surfaces are symmetrical with respect to the horizontal plane through the center of the intake.
British Dictionary definitions for equipotential


having the same electric potential or uniform electric potential
Also equipotent (ˌiːkwɪˈpəʊtənt). equivalent in power or effect
an equipotential line or surface
Derived Forms
equipotentiality, noun
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equipotential in Science
  (ē'kwə-pə-těn'shəl, ěk'wə-)   
A surface within a region containing a potential (typically electric potential), such that all the points on the surface have equal potential.
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