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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

voltvoʊlt(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

    Ref: Abbr.: V 2

Origin of volt:

1870–75; after A. Volta

voltvoʊlt(n.)

  1. a circular movement or gait in manège in which a horse going sideways turns around a center with its head facing outward.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  2. a sudden leap in fencing to avoid a thrust.

    Category: Sport

Origin of volt:

1650–60; < F volte < It volta, n. der. of voltare to turn < VL *volvitare

Princeton's WordNet

  1. volt, V(noun)

    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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. volt(noun)ʊlt

    a unit of measurement of an electric current

Wiktionary

  1. volt(Noun)

    In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical potential and electromotive force (voltage); the potential difference across a conductor when a current of one ampere uses one watt of power. Symbol: V

  2. Origin: Named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volt(noun)

    a circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks

  2. Volt(noun)

    a sudden movement to avoid a thrust

  3. Volt(noun)

    the unit of electro-motive force; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by United States Statute as, that electro-motive force which steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will produce a current of one ampere. It is practically equivalent to / the electro-motive force of a standard Clark's cell at a temperature of 15¡ C.

Freebase

  1. Volt

    The volt is the SI derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference, and electromotive force. The volt is named in honour of the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta, who invented the voltaic pile, possibly the first chemical battery.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Volt

    The practical unit of electro-motive force or potential difference. It may be referred to various data. An electro-motive force of one volt will cause a current of one ampere to flow through a resistance of one ohm. A condenser of one farad capacity charged with one coulomb will have a rise of potential of one volt. The cutting of 100,000,000 lines of force per second by a conductor induces one volt E. M. F. A Daniell's battery gives an E. M. F. of 1.07 volts; about the most familiar approximate standard that can be cited. It is equal to 1/300 absolute electrostatic unit. It is equal to 1E8 absolute electro-magnetic units. [Transcriber's note: The SI definition of a volt: The potential difference across a conductor when a current of one ampere dissipates one watt of power.]


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

volt(noun)

(often abbreviated to V ) the unit used in measuring the force driving electricity through a circuit, or the strength of an electric current.

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