overvoltage

[ oh-ver-vohl-tij ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌvoʊl tɪdʒ /

noun

Electricity. excess voltage.
Physics. the amount by which the voltage applied to an ionization chamber exceeds the Geiger-Müller threshold.

Origin of overvoltage

First recorded in 1905–10; over- + voltage
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British Dictionary definitions for overvoltage

overvoltage

/ (ˈəʊvəˌvəʊltɪdʒ) /

noun

a voltage above the normal level
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