Definition of potential difference in English:

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potential difference

Pronunciation: /pəˈten(t)SHəl ˈdif(ə)rəns/ Pronunciation: /ˈdifərns/

noun

Physics
The difference of electrical potential between two points.
Example sentences
  • This results in a decreased membrane potential, which is defined as the electrochemical potential difference of protons across the inner mitochondrial membrane.
  • It is defined as the energy lost or gained by an electron as it passes through a potential difference of one volt.
  • When the electrode tip is located in the vacuole, the electrical potential difference is that across two membranes, the plasma membrane and the tonoplast.

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Syllabification: po·ten·tial dif·fer·ence

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