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geopotential

[ jee-oh-puh-ten-shuhl ]

noun

, Physics.
  1. 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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of geopotential1

First recorded in 1910–15; geo- + potential

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