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[vohlt]
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noun Electricity.
1. the standard unit of potential difference and electromotive force in the International System of Units(SI), formally defined to be the difference of electric potential between two points of a conductor carrying a constant current of one ampere, when the power dissipated between these points is equal to one watt. Abbreviation: V

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First recorded in 1870–75; named after A. Volta

# volt2

[vohlt]
noun
1. Manège.
1. a circular or turning movement of a horse.
2. a gait in which a horse going sideways turns around a center, with the head turned outward.
2. Fencing. a sudden movement or leap to avoid a thrust.

## Origin of volt2

1650–60; < French volte < Italian volta, noun derivative of voltare to turn < Vulgar Latin *volvitare, frequentative of Latin volvere to turn; see vault2
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## Examples from the Web for volt

### Historical Examples

• #### The unit of velocity, or pressure of the electric current is called a volt.

Electricity for the farm

Frederick Irving Anderson

• #### That's three-millionths of a millionth of a ampere-second at one volt.

The Machine That Saved The World

William Fitzgerald Jenkins

• #### Now, in electricity the unit of pressure, or force, is called a volt.

ABC of Electricity

• #### This word "volt" does not mean any weight, as the word "pound" weight does.

ABC of Electricity

British Dictionary definitions for volt

# volt1

noun
1. the derived SI unit of electric potential; the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere, when the power dissipated between these points is 1 wattSymbol: V

## Word Origin

C19: named after Count Alessandro Volta 2

# volt2

### volte

noun
1. a small circle of determined size executed in dressage
2. a leap made in fencing to avoid an opponent's thrust

## Word Origin

C17: from French volte, from Italian volta a turn, ultimately from Latin volvere to turn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

## Word Origin and History forvolt

### n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

volt in Medicine

# volt

(vōlt)
n.
1. A unit of electromotive force in the International System of Units that will produce a current of 1 ampere in a circuit that has resistance of 1 ohm.

volt in Science

# volt

[vōlt]
1. The SI derived unit used to measure electric potential at a given point, usually a point in an electric circuit. A voltage difference of one volt drives one ampere of current through a conductor that has a resistance of one ohm. One joule of work is required to move an electric charge of one coulomb across a potential difference of one volt. One volt is equivalent to one joule per coulomb. See also Ohm's law.