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volt 1

 (vōlt)
n. Abbr. V
The SI-derived unit of electric potential and electromotive force, equal to the difference of electric potential between two points on a conducting wire carrying a constant current of one ampere when the power dissipated between the points is one watt. See Table at measurement.

[After Count Alessandro Volta.]

volt 2

also volte  (vōlt, vôlt)
n. Sports
1. A circular movement executed by a horse in manège.
2. A sudden movement made in avoiding a thrust in fencing.

[French volte, from Italian volta, turn, from voltare, to turn, leap; see vault2.]

volt

(vəʊlt)
n
(Units) the derived SI unit of electric potential; the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere, when the power dissipated between these points is 1 watt. Symbol: V
[C19: named after Count Alessandro Volta2]

volt

(vɒlt) or

volte

n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a small circle of determined size executed in dressage
2. (Fencing) a leap made in fencing to avoid an opponent's thrust
[C17: from French volte, from Italian volta a turn, ultimately from Latin volvere to turn]

volt1

(voʊlt)

n.
the SI unit of potential difference and electromotive force, equal to the difference of electric potential between two points of a conductor carrying a constant current of one ampere, when the power dissipated between these points is equal to one watt. Abbr.: V
[1870–75; after A. Volta]

volt2

(voʊlt)

n.
1. a circular movement or gait in manège in which a horse going sideways turns around a center with its head facing outward.
2. a sudden leap in fencing to avoid a thrust.
[1650–60; < French volte < Italian volta, n. derivative of voltare to turn < Vulgar Latin *volvitare]

volt

(vōlt)
A unit used to measure electromotive force. One volt is equal to the force that carries one ampere of current through a conductor that has a resistance of one ohm.

volt

1. The unit of potential difference.
2. (V) A unit of electromotive force and potential difference, equal to the difference in potential between two points of a conducting wire carrying a constant current of one ampere (A), when the power released between the points is one watt (W). Named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745–1827).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volt - a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 wattvolt - a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it
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)
abvolt - a unit of potential equal to one-hundred-millionth of a volt
millivolt, mV - a unit of potential equal to one thousandth of a volt
microvolt - a unit of potential equal to one millionth of a volt
nanovolt - a unit of potential equal to one billionth of a volt
picovolt - a unit of potential equal to one trillionth of a volt
femtovolt - a unit of potential equal to one quadrillionth of a volt (or one thousandth of a nanosecond)
kilovolt, kV - a unit of potential equal to a thousand volts
Translations
فُولْتفولط: وِحْدَة القُوَّة الكَهْرُبائِيَّه
волт
volt
volt
volt
voltti
volt
volt
volt
ボルト
볼트
voltas
volts
volt
volt
volt
โวลต์หน่วยแรงดันไฟฟ้า
вольт
vôn

volt

[vəʊlt] Nvoltio m

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volt

(vəult) noun
(often abbreviated to V) the unit used in measuring the force driving electricity through a circuit, or the strength of an electric current.
ˈvoltage (-tidʒ) noun
(a) force measured in volts. Low voltage reduces the current, making the lights burn dimly.

volt

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volt

n voltio
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