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potential difference

noun, Electricity
the difference between the potentials of two points in an electric field.
Origin of potential difference
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for potential difference

potential difference

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 U, ΔV, Δφ, pd Compare electromotive force
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potential difference in Science
potential difference
The difference, measured in volts, in electric potential between two points, especially two points in an electric circuit.
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potential difference in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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