[ jee-oh-puh-ten-shuh l ]
/ ˌdʒi oʊ pəˈtɛn ʃəl /

noun Physics.

the difference between the potential energy of a mass at a given altitude and the potential energy of an identical mass at sea level, equivalent to the energy required to move the mass from sea level to the given altitude.

Origin of geopotential

First recorded in 1910–15; geo- + potential Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019