Medical Term:

potential

Pronunciation: pō-tent′shăl

Definition:

  1. Capable of doing or being, although not yet in course of doing or being; possible, but not actual.
  2. A state of tension in an electric source enabling it to do work under suitable conditions; in relation to electricity, potential is analogous to the temperature in relation to heat.

[L. potentia, power, potency]

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