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The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of potential difference, equal to one hundred-millionth of a volt.
(Units) the cgs unit of potential difference in the electromagnetic system; the potential difference between two points when work of 1 erg must be done to transfer 1 abcoulomb of charge from one point to the other: equivalent to 10–8 volt
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|Noun||1.||abvolt - a unit of potential equal to one-hundred-millionth of a volt|
potential unit - a measure of the potential energy of a unit charge at a given point in a circuit relative to a reference point (ground)