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volt [for Alessandro Volta], abbr. V, unit of electric potential and electromotive force. It is defined as the difference of electric potential existing across the ends of a conductor carrying a constant current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated is 1 watt. The kilovolt (1,000 V), the millivolt (0.001 V), and the microvolt (0.000001 V) are units derived from the volt. See voltmeter.

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volt1 / vōlt/ (abbr.: V) • n. the SI unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would drive one ampere of current against one ohm resistance. volt2 / vōlt; vôlt; vält/ (also volte) • n. Fencing a sudden quick jump or other movement to escape a thrust. • v. [intr.] Fencing make a quick movement to avoid a thrust.

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volt (symbol V) SI unit of electric potential and electromotive force (emf). It is the potential difference between two points on a conducting wire carrying a current of one ampere when the power dissipated is one watt. It is named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta.

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volt unit of electromotive force. XIX. Named after Alessandro Volta (1745–1827), It. physician and chemist, whence also voltaic XIX.

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volt (vohlt) n. the SI unit of electric potential. Symbol: V.

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