potential difference

noun

Definition of potential difference

  1. :  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

1892

First Known Use of potential difference

1892


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noun potential dif·fer·ence \-ˈdif-(ə-)rən(t)s\

Medical Definition of potential difference

  1. :  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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