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potential difference

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The amount of energy per unit charge needed to move a charged particle from a reference point to a designated point in a static electric field; voltage. Also called potential.

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  • n. the difference in potential energy between two points in an electric field; the difference in charge between two points in an electrical circuit; voltage

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts

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