Equipotential
Equipotential E`qui*po*ten"tial, a. [Equi- + potential.] (Mech. & Physics) Having the same potential. [1913 Webster]

{Equipotential surface}, a surface for which the potential is for all points of the surface constant. Level surfaces on the earth are equipotential. [1913 Webster]


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  • Equipotential — or isopotential in mathematics and physics (especially electronics) refers to a region in space where every point in it is at the same potential. This usually refers to a scalar potential, although it can also be applied to vector potentials.… …   Wikipedia

  • equipotential — [ē΄kwipō ten′shəl] adj. 1. having equal potentiality or power 2. Physics of the same potential at all points …   English World dictionary

  • equipotential — adjective Date: circa 1865 having the same potential ; of uniform potential throughout < equipotential points > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • equipotential — equipotentiality, n. /ee kweuh peuh ten sheuhl, ek weuh /, adj. Physics. of the same or exhibiting uniform potential at every point: an equipotential surface. [1670 80; EQUI + POTENTIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • equipotential — adjective Physics (of a surface or line) composed of points all at the same potential. noun an equipotential line or surface …   English new terms dictionary

  • equipotential — e•qui•po•ten•tial [[t]ˌi kwə pəˈtɛn ʃəl, ˌɛk wə [/t]] adj. phs Physics. of the same or uniform potential at every point: an equipotential surface[/ex] • Etymology: 1670–80 e qui•po•ten ti•al′i•ty, n …   From formal English to slang

  • equipotential — ekvipotencialinis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Turintis tą patį potencialą. atitikmenys: angl. equipotential rus. эквипотенциальный …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • equipotential — adj. & n. Physics adj. (of a surface or line) having the potential of a force the same or constant at all its points. n. an equipotential line or surface …   Useful english dictionary

  • equipotential — 1. adjective Having equal potential. 2. noun A region whose every point has the same potential. Syn: isopotential …   Wiktionary

  • equipotential — equi·po·ten·tial pə ten chəl adj EQUIPOTENT (2) * * * equi·po·ten·tial (e″kwĭ po tenґshəl) [L. aequus equal + potential] possessed of similar and equal power; capable of developing in the same way and to the same extent …   Medical dictionary

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