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volt (n.)

unit of electromotive force, 1873, back-formation from voltaic.

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Definitions of volt

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;
Synonyms: v
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