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potential well

  

      n     (Physics)   a localized region in a field of force in which the potential suddenly decreases  
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potential  
      adj  
1   
a    possible but not yet actual  
b    prenominal   capable of being or becoming but not yet in existence; latent  
2      (Grammar)   (of a verb or form of a verb) expressing possibility, as English may and might  
3       an archaic word for       potent   1  
      n  
4    latent but unrealized ability or capacity  
Jones has great potential as a sales manager     
5      (Grammar)   a potential verb or verb form  
6       short for       electric potential  
     (C14: from Old French potencial, from Late Latin potentialis, from Latin potentia power)  
  potentially      adv  


action potential  
      n   a localized change in electrical potential, from --70 mV to +30 mV, that occurs across a nerve fibre during transmission of a nerve impulse  
chemical potential  
      n   a thermodynamic function of a substance in a system that is the partial differential of the Gibbs function of the system with respect to the number of moles of the substance.,   (Symbol)    μ  
electric potential  
      n  
a    the work required to transfer a unit positive electric charge from an infinite distance to a given point  
b    the potential difference between the point and some other reference point.,   (Symbol)    V   φ  ,   (Sometimes shortened to)    potential  
electrode potential  
      n     (Chem)   the potential difference developed when an electrode of an element is placed in a solution containing ions of that element  
ionization potential  
      n   the energy required to remove an electron from an atom, molecule, or radical, measured in electronvolts.,   (Symbol)    I      Compare       electron affinity  
potential difference  
      n   the difference in electric potential between two points in an electric field; the work that has to be done in transferring unit positive charge from one point to the other, measured in volts.,   (Abbrev.)    pd     (Symbol)    U   ΔV, Δφ  
  
Compare  
    electromotive force  
potential divider  
      n   a tapped or variable resistor or a chain of fixed resistors in series, connected across a source of voltage and used to obtain a desired fraction of the total voltage,   (Also called)    voltage divider  
potential energy  
      n   the energy of a body or system as a result of its position in an electric, magnetic, or gravitational field. It is measured in joules (SI units), electronvolts, ergs, etc.,   (Symbol)    Ep, V, U   φ  ,   (Abbrev.)    PE  
potential well  
      n     (Physics)   a localized region in a field of force in which the potential suddenly decreases  

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potential

  
1   
      adj   budding, dormant, embryonic, future, hidden, inherent, latent, likely, possible, promising, undeveloped, unrealized  
2   
      n   ability, aptitude, capability, capacity, possibility, potentiality, power, the makings, what it takes     (informal)   wherewithal  

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adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
n.
patient in prehospital setting in Profound Coma or in Cardiac Arrest that could be a Donor afer hospital verification of cerebral death and none contraindications
n.
a potential benefit or disadvantage
v.
to do sth well
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
adj.
combination of "well" and "easy"
[Slang]
n.
blend of 'British' (or Britain) and 'exit', term (initially) designating the potential departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union and since approved following a referendum on june 2016
Ex: following the general referendum on june 2016, the "leave" side in favour of Brexit won with 51.9% of the vote against 48.1% for the "remain" side.
n.
Used as an euphemism for replacing the word ‘fuck', with reference to the latter's taboo status and potential to shock or offend
[informal] Ex: Known for her banters and taste for swearing, the down-to-earth and much loved popstar was nonetheless warned to avoid dropping the F-bomb during the broadcast live ceremony
n.
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
exp.
Potential of web system and mechanism for eternal life exists within the cyberspace.
[Tech.]
exp.
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
[Tech.]
adj.
Sleek and perfectly groomed or styled. Well put-together.
[Slang]
exp.
someone looking very well in the outfit he/she is wearing
[Slang] E.g.: You are a shape in a drape in this dress
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
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