Definitions for "Potential"
In the theory of gravitation, or of other forces acting in space, a function of the rectangular coordinates which determine the position of a point, such that its differential coefficients with respect to the coördinates are equal to the components of the force at the point considered; -- also called potential function, or force function. It is called also Newtonian potential when the force is directed to a fixed center and is inversely as the square of the distance from the center.
The energy of an electrical charge measured by its power to do work; hence, the degree of electrification as referred to some standard, as that of the earth; electro-motive force.
1. A function of space, the gradient of which is equal to a force. In symbols, F = -f[&phgr;], where F is the force, the del operator, and f[&phgr;] the potential. A force that may be so expressed is said to be "conservative," and the work done against it in motion from one given equipotential surface to another is independent of the path of the motion. In meteorology, the force of gravity has a potential, the geopotential, which, if the acceleration of gravity g is taken as constant, may be written f[&phgr;] = gZ, where Z is the height coordinate. The pressure force has in general no potential, nor do the Coriolis or viscous forces. By extension and analogy, the velocity potential, acceleration potential, and Gibbs function (thermodynamic potential) are defined. 2. Applied to the value that an atmospheric thermodynamic variable would attain if processed adiabatically from its initial pressure to a standard pressure, typically 100 kPa. See potential density, potential temperature.
"There are only a dozen [CD-ROM] titles for classical music that are worthwhile at this point," says Regenstein Library music bibliographer Victor Cardell, who puts Winter's at the top of that list. Hopeful for the future, Cardell will add multimedia workstations to Regenstein's music-listening rooms this year.
Two stones of the same color with an empty point between them and no enemy stones at either end. This formation has the potential to become a stronger formation and is safer than a pair.
This refers to the quality, that is directly detectable to individuals with empathic powers, that makes a pre-sentient species ripe for Uplift. Attempts by defective species to uplift pre-sentients with insufficient potential have caused several of the tragedies that have recently occured during or after uplift. Uplifting species before they are ready is a serious crime, and involves the race involved risks being charged with Uplift Malfeasance. Usually the violation results in a charge of Minor Uplift Malfeasance. Nevertheless, in several notable and extreme cases charges of Major Uplift Malfeasance have been brought. ( Andrew Crystall)
The tendency of a species to give off (oxidize) or take up (reduce) electrons. The value is always relative to another reaction.
"Potential" is the twelfth episode of season 7 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. See also List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes.
Being potent; endowed with energy adequate to a result; efficacious; influential.
an electrical charge or energy---like the battery energy in your car
In physics, a potential may refer to the scalar potential or to the vector potential. In either case, it is a field defined in space, from which many important physical properties may be derived. Leading examples are the gravitational potential and the electric potential, from which the motion of gravitating or electrically charged bodies may be obtained.
Dataformat in NEMO used to represent a potential; most programs in NEMO which handle potentials start or end with `` pot''.
a measure of the ability of any object or substance to draw water into itself; a cell wall that has a negative water potential will draw water into itself from an object or surroundings that has relatively positive water potential.
a lack of scoring ability
A term used in conjunction with evaluating a Talents ability to succeed.
Keywords:  entropy, anti, device
an anti-entropy device
something that can, but has not yet, come into being; possible
the inherent capacity for coming into being
could come into being, possible or latent
Keywords:  volume, capable, oil, gas, maximum
Actual or maximum volume of oil and/or gas that a well is capable of producing.
the maximum volume of oil or gas that a well is capable of producing, calculated from well test data.
Existing in possibility, not in actuality.
Anything that may be possible; a possibility; potentially.
existing in possibility; "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power"
Keywords:  attitude, goes, scale, type, value
a type of attitude. The scale of the potential attitude goes from "X is not possible" (value 0) through "X is possible" (value 1.0).
Keywords:  faculty, related, term, see
See the related term Faculty.
Something that can develop of happen successfully in your behalf.
expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients"; "expected income"
Keywords:  able, grow, develop
1. Possible. 2. Able to grow and develop.
Keywords:  difference, see
see potential difference.