oxford views updated May 11 2018
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.
oxford views updated May 17 2018
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.
oxford views updated May 21 2018
unit of electromotive force
. XIX. Named after Alessandro Volta
(1745–1827), It. physician and chemist, whence also voltaic