[ee-kwuh-puh-ten-shuh l, ek-wuh-]
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Origin of equipotential

First recorded in 1670–80; equi- + potential
Related formse·qui·po·ten·ti·al·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for equipotential


  1. having the same electric potential or uniform electric potential
  2. Also: equipotent (ˌiːkwɪˈpəʊtənt) equivalent in power or effect
  1. an equipotential line or surface
Derived Formsequipotentiality, noun
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equipotential in Science


[ē′kwə-pə-tĕnshəl, ĕk′wə-]
  1. A surface within a region containing a potential (typically electric potential), such that all the points on the surface have equal potential.
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