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potential British & World English

Having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future

potential English Thesaurus

a potential source of conflict

potential well British & World English

A region in a field of force, in particular the region in which an atomic nucleus is situated, in which the potential is significantly lower than at points immediately outside it, so that a particle in it is likely to remain there unless it gains a relatively large amount of energy

zeta potential British & World English

The potential difference existing between the surface of a solid particle immersed in a conducting liquid (e.g. water) and the bulk of the liquid

action potential British & World English

The change in electrical potential associated with the passage of an impulse along the membrane of a muscle cell or nerve cell

chemical potential British & World English

A thermodynamic function expressing the ability of an uncharged atom or molecule in a chemical system to perform physical work

potential barrier British & World English

A region within a force field in which the potential is significantly higher than at points either side of it, so that a particle requires energy to pass through it

potential divider British & World English

Another term for voltage divider.

potential energy British & World English

The energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors

resting potential British & World English

The electrical potential of a neuron or other excitable cell relative to its surroundings when not stimulated or involved in passage of an impulse

potential difference British & World English

The difference of electrical potential between two points


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