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kilovolt

[kil-uh-vohlt]
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noun Electricity.
  1. a unit of electromotive force, equal to 1000 volts. Abbreviation: kV, kv
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Origin of kilovolt

First recorded in 1860–65; kilo- + volt1
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British Dictionary definitions for kilovolt

kilovolt

noun
  1. one thousand voltsSymbol: kV
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