Definition of equipotential in English:


Syllabification: e·qui·po·ten·tial
Pronunciation: /ˌēkwəpəˈtenCHəl, ˌekwə-


[attributive] Physics
  • (Of a surface or line) composed of points all at the same potential.
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    • The Mandelbrot set is beautiful even if it is the monochromatic blot in the middle of the colorful depiction of equipotential lines.
    • In fact Pontryagin used ideas introduced by Morse on equipotential surfaces.
    • The geoid is defined as a gravitational equipotential surface that coincides with mean sea level.


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  • An equipotential line or surface.
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    • This is the mean sea-level surface, and is also clearly a gravitational equipotential.
    • The curve is intended to fall along the equipotential between, as well as at,the specific points marked off, so the points should not be connected by straight line segments.
    • The equipotential is then formed by the dipole curve 1).

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