[ ee-kwuh-puh-ten-shuhl, ek-wuh- ]
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  1. of the same or exhibiting uniform potential at every point: an equipotential surface.

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) /

  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 forms of equipotential

  • equipotentiality, noun

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Scientific definitions for equipotential


[ 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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