- 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
Origin of volt1
- a circular or turning movement of a horse.
- a gait in which a horse going sideways turns around a center, with the head turned outward.
- Fencing. a sudden movement or leap to avoid a thrust.
Origin of volt2
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Contemporary Examples of volt
Its electric car the Volt had its best month ever, selling 3,351 units.U.S. Car Sales Roar in August
September 4, 2013
On the other hand, sales of the Volt declined in April 2013 from April 2012.
The Volt, a plug-in hybrid, was expected to be the easier sell, since it also uses gas and has a range of several hundred models.
The Volt, which can run for about 30 miles on electricity and has been slow to catch on, has been mocked by critics of GM.Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show
March 29, 2013
“It sounds trivial but those numbers really add up a lot,” said Rory Paul of Volt Aerial Robotics.Unmanned Drones May Have Their Greatest Impact on Agriculture
March 26, 2013
Historical Examples of volt
For a six volt battery this should rarely exceed 14 amperes.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
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.
This word "volt" does not mean any weight, as the word "pound" weight does.
- 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 for volt
- a small circle of determined size executed in dressage
- a leap made in fencing to avoid an opponent's thrust
Word Origin for volt
unit of electromotive force, 1873, back-formation from adj. voltaic.
- 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.
- 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.