Meaning of POTENTIAL in English


Function: noun

Date: 1817

1 a : something that can develop or become actual <a potential for violence> b : PROMISE 2

2 a : any of various functions from which the intensity or the velocity at any point in a field may be readily calculated b : the work required to move a unit positive charge from a reference point (as at infinity) to a point in question c : POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.