equipotential

[ ee-kwuh-puh-ten-shuh l, ek-wuh- ]
/ ˌi kwə pəˈtɛn ʃəl, ˌɛk wə- /

adjective Physics.

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

Nearby words

  1. equipoise,
  2. equipollent,
  3. equiponderance,
  4. equiponderate,
  5. equipotent,
  6. equiprobabilism,
  7. equiprobable,
  8. equirotal,
  9. equisetoid,
  10. equisetum

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 equipotentiality

equipotential

/ (ˌiːkwɪpəˈtɛnʃəl) /

adjective

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

noun

an equipotential line or surface
Derived Formsequipotentiality, noun

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Science definitions for equipotentiality

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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