electric potential(redirected from Electrical potential difference)
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electric potential[i¦lek·trik pə′ten·chəl]
The work which must be done against electric forces to bring a unit charge from a reference point to the point in question; the reference point is located at an infinite distance, or, for practical purposes, at the surface of the earth or some other large conductor. Also known as electrostatic potential; potential. Abbreviated V.
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