potential gradient

noun Electricity.

the rate of change of potential with respect to distance in the direction of greatest change.

Nearby words

  1. potential,
  2. potential cautery,
  3. potential difference,
  4. potential divider,
  5. potential energy,
  6. potential well,
  7. potential, electric,
  8. potentiality,
  9. potentially,
  10. potentiate

Origin of potential gradient

First recorded in 1890–95

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