Potential

  • (adj): Expected to become or be; in prospect.
    Example: "Potential clients"
    Synonyms: expected, likely
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on potential, potentials:

Diopside - Potential Uses
... Diopside based ceramics and glass-ceramics have potential applications in various technological areas ... The as produced glass-ceramic is a potential structural material ... based ceramics and glass-ceramics have potential applications in the field of biomaterials, nuclear waste immobilization and sealing materials in solid oxide fuel cells ...
Particle In A Spherically Symmetric Potential
... the dynamics of a particle in a spherically symmetric potential has a Hamiltonian of the following form where denotes the mass of the particle in the potential ... formulation, it amounts to solving the Schrödinger equation with the potential V(r) which depend only on r, the modulus of r ...
Potential Gradient
... In physics, chemistry and biology, a potential gradient is the local rate of change of the potential with respect to displacement, i.e ... it refers specifically to electric potential gradient, which is equal to the electric field ...
Saltatory Conduction - Mechanism
... At each successive node, the membrane potential of the axon is thereby brought to the threshold potential to initiate an action potential ... need only to cross the axon membrane to propagate the action potential at the nodes, but not anywhere under the myelin along the axon ... Thus in myelinated axons, action potentials do not propagate continuously as waves, but instead recur at successive nodes, and in effect "hop" along the axon, by which process they ...
Electrorheological Fluid - Applications
... between plates being in the order of 1 mm and the applied potential being in the order of 1 kV ... vests using an ER fluid because the ability to soak the fluid into cloth creates the potential for a very light vest that can change from a normal cloth into a hard ... Other potential uses are in accurate abrasive polishing and as haptic controllers and tactile displays ...

More definitions of "potential":

  • (adj): Existing in possibility.
    Example: "A potential problem"
    Synonyms: possible

Famous quotes containing the word potential:

    Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    The planet on which we live is poorly organized, many areas are overpopulated, others are reserved for a few, technology’s potential is only in part realized, and most people are starving.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)

    Children are potentially free and their life directly embodies nothing save potential freedom. Consequently they are not things and cannot be the property either of their parents or others.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)