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.

Nearby words

  1. overture,
  2. overturn,
  3. overuse,
  4. overvalue,
  5. overview,
  6. overwatch,
  7. overwear,
  8. overweary,
  9. overween,
  10. overweening

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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