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See also: Potential
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /pəˈtɛnʃəl/
- (US) IPA(key): /po(ʊ)ˈtɛnʃəl/
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- Hyphenation: po‧ten‧tial
- A currently unrealized ability (with the most common adposition being to).
- Even from a young age it was clear that she had the potential to become a great musician.
- 2022 December 31, Sarah Andersen, “The Alt-Right Manipulated My Comic. Then A.I. Claimed It.”, in The New York Times:
- With some technical improvement, I could see how the process of imitating my work would soon become fast and streamlined, and the many dark potentials bubbled to the forefront of my mind.
- (physics) The gravitational potential: the radial (irrotational, static) component of a gravitational field, also known as the Newtonian potential or the gravitoelectric field.
- (physics) The work (energy) required to move a reference particle from a reference location to a specified location in the presence of a force field, for example to bring a unit positive electric charge from an infinite distance to a specified point against an electric field.
- (grammar) A verbal construction or form stating something is possible or probable.
- action potential
- Cornell potential
- Coulomb potential
- decomposition potential
- demarcation potential
- electric potential
- electrode potential
- event-related potential
- evoked potential
- human potential movement
- injury potential
- Lennard-Jones potential
- LJ potential
- membrane potential
- normal potential
- potential theory
- potential vorticity
- redox potential
- resting potential
- standard electrode potential
- threshold potential
- velocity potential
- water potential
- Yukawa potential
- zeta potential
currently unrealized ability
physics: the radial component of a gravitational field
energy of a unit electrical charge
potential (not comparable)
- Existing in possibility, not in actuality.
- 1858, Thomas Carlyle, Chartism, Chapman & Hall, page 229:
- The heroic man,—and is not every man, God be thanked, a potential hero?—has to do so, in all times and circumstances.
- (archaic) Being potent; endowed with energy adequate to a result
- 1603, William Shakespeare, Othello:
- And hath, in his effect, a voice potential
- (physics) A potential field is an irrotational (static) field.
- 1997, Physics-Uspekhi, volume 40, numbers 1-6, American Institute of Physics, page 39:
- From Maxwell equations (6.20) it follows that the electric field is potential: E(r) = −gradφ(r).
- (physics) A potential flow is an irrotational flow.
- 2009, Grigory E. Volovik, The Universe in a Helium Droplet, Oxford University Press, page 60:
- The non-viscous flow of the vacuum should be potential (irrotational).
- (grammar) Referring to a verbal construction of form stating something is possible or probable.
existing in possibility
- “potential”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “potential”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- Potential on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Potential (physics) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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