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Volta British & World English

A river of West Africa, which is formed in central Ghana and flows into the Gulf of Guinea near the border with Togo. At Akosombo in SE Ghana the river has been dammed, creating Lake Volta, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes

Volta, Alessandro British & World English

Count (1745–1827), Italian physicist; full name Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta. Volta is best known for the voltaic pile or electrochemical battery (1800), the first device to produce a continuous electric current

Volta in volt1 British & World English

The SI unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would carry one ampere of current against one ohm resistance

Volta in voltaic British & World English

Relating to electricity produced by chemical action in a battery; galvanic

Upper Volta British & World English

former name (until 1984) for Burkina Faso.

Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta in Volta, Alessandro British & World English

Count (1745–1827), Italian physicist; full name Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta. Volta is best known for the voltaic pile or electrochemical battery (1800), the first device to produce a continuous electric current

Alto Volta Spanish-English

Upper Volta