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e·lec·tron volt (abbr.: eV) • n. Physics a unit of energy equal to the work done on an electron in accelerating it through a potential difference of one volt.

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electronvolt (i-lek-tron-vohlt) n. a unit of energy equal to the increase in the energy of an electron when it passes through a rise in potential of one volt. Symbol: eV.

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