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Pronunciation: /vəʊlt
 
, vɒlt
 
/
(abbreviation: V)

noun

  • The SI unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would carry one ampere of current against one ohm resistance.
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    • They created electricity running at 10 volts with a milliamp current, enough to power a small lightbulb.
    • Lightening is a discharge of static electricity that ‘contains’ millions of volts of potential difference and many thousands of amps of electrical current.
    • As discussed previously, voltage is measured in volts, and current is measured in amps.

Origin

late 19th century: named after A. Volta (see Volta, Alessandro).

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There are 2 definitions of volt in English:

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Pronunciation: /vɒlt
 
, vəʊlt
 
/

noun

  • variant spelling of volte.
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    • Make a complete volte or turn about on the toe of the right, bringing the left foot well behind it.

verb

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  • Make a quick movement to avoid a thrust.
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    • He strongly favours fencing along a straight line, disapproving of ‘volting ‘, crossing the legs, and all the tricks which were favoured with the ancients.’

Origin

late 17th century: from French volter (see volte).

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