Definitions for: Volt


[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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

Synonyms: V

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

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