equipotential

equipotential
equipotentiality, n.
/ee'kweuh peuh ten"sheuhl, ek'weuh-/, adj. Physics.
of the same or exhibiting uniform potential at every point: an equipotential surface.
[1670-80; EQUI- + POTENTIAL]

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