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electromotive force

n. Abbr. EMF
The energy per unit charge that is converted reversibly from chemical, mechanical, or other forms of energy into electrical energy in a battery or dynamo.
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electromotive force

n
(General Physics) physics
a. a source of energy that can cause a current to flow in an electrical circuit or device
b. the rate at which energy is drawn from this source when unit current flows through the circuit or device, measured in volts. Abbreviation: emf or EMF Symbol: E Compare potential difference
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elec′tromo′tive force′


n.
the energy available for conversion from nonelectric to electric form, or vice versa, per unit of charge passing through the source; the potential difference between the terminals of a source of electrical energy: expressed in volts. Abbr.: emf
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electromotive force

1. The force that makes electrons move to produce an electric current. Electromotive force is supplied by a power source, such as a battery or dynamo. It is measured in volts.
2. The difference in the potential energies of a cathode and anode immersed in the same solution of electrolytes or connected in another manner.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electromotive force - the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuitelectromotive force - the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
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Translations

electromotive force

n (Phys) → forza elettromotrice
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