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# What is meant by the potential difference between two points?

noun. 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.

Also question is, what is the potential difference between two points in a circuit is called?

- the difference in electrical potential energy between two points in a circuit is called the potential difference or voltage (V) - this difference causes current to flow in a closed circuit, and the higher the potential difference in a circuit, the greater the potential energy of each electron.

What is the difference in electrical potential between two places?

And finally, if the electric potential difference between two locations is 12 volts, then one coulomb of charge will gain 12 joules of potential energy when moved between those two locations. Because electric potential difference is expressed in units of volts, it is sometimes referred to as the voltage.