[ ee-kwuh-puh-ten-shuhl, ek-wuh- ]
/ ˌi kwə pəˈtɛn ʃəl, ˌɛk wə- /
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adjective Physics.

of the same or exhibiting uniform potential at every point: an equipotential surface.



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Origin of equipotential

First recorded in 1670–80; equi- + potential

OTHER WORDS FROM equipotential

e·qui·po·ten·ti·al·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for equipotential

/ (ˌiːkwɪpəˈtɛnʃəl) /


having the same electric potential or uniform electric potential
Also: equipotent (ˌiːkwɪˈpəʊtənt) equivalent in power or effect


an equipotential line or surface

Derived forms of equipotential

equipotentiality, noun
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Scientific definitions for equipotential

[ ē′kwə-pə-tĕnshəl, ĕk′wə- ]

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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