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equipotential

 [e″kwĭ-po-ten´shal]
having similar and equal power or capability.

equipotential

/equi·po·ten·tial/ (e″kwĭ-pah-ten´shil) having similar and equal power or capability.

equipotential

1 (in physics) indicating bodies that have the same electrical potential.
2 pertaining to lines of force that have the same electrical potential.

equipotential

having similar and equal power or capability.
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A subsequent electrical survey, using a drill hole equipotential method, tested all the accessible diamond-drill holes in the immediate area to establish a drilling target.
The gravity measured on the Earth's physical surface is not directly comparable with normal gravity, which is generated by some equipotential mean Earth ellipsoid.
The second term is the second order zonal harmonics and represents a deformation of the equipotential surface to a prolate ellipsoid aligned with the Earth-Moon axis.
3 we can see the equipotential energies of the scission configurations composed by those fragments given by the relation
His poem ['Prose'] designates a region which is, in a phrase of Proust's, 'une et pourtant alternative,' a region where equipotential worlds converge" (47).
Equipotential contours for surface and/or touch potentials, and potential profiles showing touch and step voltages along the chosen direction are presented.
As an earth ground does not exist at the drilling site at the South Pole, the generator frames are bonded to an equipotential grounding plane.
As this patient was undergoing a body-type procedure, the operating table was not connected to an equipotential earth.
Conducted Current Density, I, is the vector quantity of current passing through a unit area of an equipotential surface; it is the product of the electrical conductivity and the electric field intensity.
Because the distribution of waters with very high concentrations of arsenic bears no apparent relation to the direction of groundwater flow, a map of underground hydrodynamic behavior, or isohypse chart (meters above sea level [MASL]), was drawn with equipotential lines showing the morphology of the phreatic surface (Figure 2).
However, due to the ocean dynamics and other circumstances, this result is not an equipotential surface of the gravity field, so it still is not the geoid.
The geoid is defined as an equipotential surface of the Earth's actual gravity field, (generally) inside the topographical masses on land and more or less coinciding with mean sea level at sea.