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

Some articles on potential, potentials:

Electrorheological Fluid - Applications
... plates being in the order of 1 mm and the applied potential being in the order of 1 kV ... 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 covering almost instantaneously ... Other potential uses are in accurate abrasive polishing and as haptic controllers and tactile displays ...
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 ... Similarly, diopside based ceramics and glass-ceramics have potential applications in the field of biomaterials, nuclear waste immobilization and sealing ...
Particle In A Spherically Symmetric Potential
... In quantum mechanics, 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 ... 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 ... In electrical engineering 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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "potential":

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

Famous quotes containing the word potential:

    Democracy is timelessly human, and timelessness always implies a certain amount of potential youthfulness.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)

    Not many appreciate the ultimate power and potential usefulness of basic knowledge accumulated by obscure, unseen investigators who, in a lifetime of intensive study, may never see any practical use for their findings but who go on seeking answers to the unknown without thought of financial or practical gain.
    Eugenie Clark (b. 1922)

    The germ of violence is laid bare in the child abuser by the sheer accident of his individual experience ... in a word, to a greater degree than we like to admit, we are all potential child abusers.
    F. Gonzalez-Crussi, Mexican professor of pathology, author. “Reflections on Child Abuse,” Notes of an Anatomist (1985)