potential difference


potential difference

noun

Definition of POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE

:  the difference in potential between two points that represents the work involved or the energy released in the transfer of a unit quantity of electricity from one point to the other

First Known Use of POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE

1892

potential dif·fer·ence

noun \-ˈdif-(ə-)rən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE

: the difference in electrical potential between two points that represents the work involved or the energy released in the transfer of a unit quantity of electricity from one point to the other—compare action potential, generator potential, membrane potential, resting potential

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