Definitions for voltvoʊlt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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
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
a sudden leap in fencing to avoid a thrust.
Origin of volt:
1650–60; < F volte < It volta, n. der. of voltare to turn < VL *volvitare
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
a unit of measurement of an electric current
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
Origin: Named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta.
a circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks
a sudden movement to avoid a thrust
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.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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.]
Translations for volt
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often abbreviated to V ) the unit used in measuring the force driving electricity through a circuit, or the strength of an electric current.
- فولط: وِحْدَة القُوَّة الكَهْرُبائِيَّهArabic
- voltPortuguese (BR)
- das VoltGerman
- βολτ (μονάδα μέτρησης)Greek
- वोल्टविद्युत शक्ति की इकाईHindi
- 볼트(전압의 단위)Korean
- 伏特(用以測量電壓)Chinese (Trad.)
- وولٹ، برقي توانائي کي اکائيUrdu
- 伏特（电压单位）Chinese (Simp.)
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