Potential Difference

Science / Chemistry / Potential Difference: Work that must be done to move an electric charge between specified points. Electric potential differences are measured in volts.

Other Words for Difference

Difference Verb Synonyms: distinction, dissimilarity, discrepancy, unlikeness, disagreement, inconsistency, diversity, variation, imbalance, inequality, dissimilitude, incongruity, contrast, contradistinction, contrariety
Difference Noun Synonyms: change, alteration, metamorphosis, reformation, transformation, conversion, adjustment, modification
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Other Words for Potential

Potential Adjective Synonyms: possible, likely, implicit, implied, imminent, developing, budding, embryonic, dormant, hidden, concealed, covert, latent, quiescent, passive, future, unrealized, undeveloped
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Geopotential

Science / Tides and Currents / Geopotential: The unit of geopotential difference, equal to the gravity potential of 1 meter squared per second squared, m2 / s2, or 1 joule per kilogram, J / kg. MORE

Geopotential Topography

Science / Tides and Currents / Geopotential Topography: The topography of an equiscalar (usually isobaric) surface in terms of geopotential difference. As depicted on maps, isopleths are formed by the intersection of the isobaric surface with a series of g MORE

Geopotential Anomaly

Science / Tides and Currents / Geopotential Anomaly: The excess in geopotential difference over the standard geopotential difference [at a standard specific volume at 35 parts per thousand (?€°) and 0 degrees C] between isobaric surfaces. See geopote MORE

Saffir-Simpson Damage-Potential Scale

Science / Weather / Saffir-Simpson Damage-Potential Scale: Developed in the early 1970s by Herbert Saffir, a consulting engineer, and Robert Simpson, then Director of the National Hurricane Center, it is a measure of hurricane intensity on a scale of 1 to 5. MORE

Resting Potential

Science / Biology / Resting Potential: The difference in electrical charge across the plasma membrane of a neuron. MORE

Potentially Responsible Party (PRP)

Health / Disease / Potentially Responsible Party (PRP): A company, government, or person legally responsible for cleaning up the pollution at a hazardous waste site under Superfund. There may be more than one PRP for a particular site. MORE

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