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Vol·ta

 (vōl′tə, vŏl′-, vôl′-)
A river formed in central Ghana by the confluence of the White Volta and the Black Volta and flowing about 465 km (290 mi) southward through artificial Lake Volta to the Bight of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea.

volta

(ˈvɒltə; Italian ˈvɔlta)
n, pl -te (Italian -te)
1. (Dancing) a quick-moving Italian dance popular during the 16th and 17th centuries
2. (Classical Music) a piece of music written for or in the rhythm of this dance, in triple time
[C17: from Italian: turn; see volt2]

Volta

(ˈvɒltə)
n
1. (Placename) a river in W Africa, formed by the confluence of the Black Volta and the White Volta in N central Ghana: flows south to the Bight of Benin: the chief river of Ghana. Length: 480 km (300 miles); (including the Black Volta) 1600 km (1000 miles)
2. (Placename) Lake Volta an artificial lake in Ghana, extending 408 km (250 miles) upstream from the Volta River Dam on the Volta River: completed in 1966. Area: 8482 sq km (3275 sq miles)

Volta

(ˈvəʊltə; Italian ˈvɔlta)
n
(Biography) Count Alessandro (alesˈsandro). 1745–1827, Italian physicist after whom the volt is named. He made important contributions to the theory of current electricity and invented the voltaic pile (1800), the electrophorus (1775), and an electroscope

Vol•ta

(ˈvoʊl tə, ˈvɒl-)

n.
1. Count Alessandro, 1745–1827, Italian physicist.
2. a river in W Africa, in Ghana, formed by the confluence of the Black Volta and the White Volta and flowing S into the Bight of Benin. ab. 250 mi. (400 km) long; with branches ab. 1240 mi. (1995 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Volta - Italian physicist after whom the volt is namedVolta - Italian physicist after whom the volt is named; studied electric currents and invented the voltaic pile (1745-1827)
2.Volta - a river in Ghana that flows south to the Bight of Benin
Ghana, Gold Coast, Republic of Ghana - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; "Ghana was colonized as the Gold Coast by the British"
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