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abvolt

[ab-vohlt, ab-vohlt]
noun Electricity.
  1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of electromotive force, equivalent to 10−8 volt.
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Origin of abvolt

ab- (see abampere) + volt1
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British Dictionary definitions for abvolt

abvolt

noun
  1. the cgs unit of potential difference in the electromagnetic system; the potential difference between two points when work of 1 erg must be done to transfer 1 abcoulomb of charge from one point to the other: equivalent to 10 –8 volt
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