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Meaning of VOLT

Pronunciation:  vowlt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  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

VOLT is a 4 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: V
 See Also: abvolt, kilovolt, kV, millivolt, mV, potential unit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Volt\, n. [F. volte; cf. It. volta. See {Vault}.]
    1. (Man.) A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going
       sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks.
    2. (Fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.
  2. \Volt\, n. [After Alessandro Volta, the Italian
    electrician.] (Elec.)
    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 amp[`e]re. It is practically
    equivalent to 1000/1434 the electro-motive force of a
    standard Clark's cell at a temperature of 15[deg] C.