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Definition for volt (2 of 2)
- 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.
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Its electric car the Volt had its best month ever, selling 3,351 units.
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|Daniel Gross|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“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|Miranda Green|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The filament takes a 10 volt current and a plate potential of 1,000 volts is needed.The Radio Amateur's Hand Book|A. Frederick Collins
Thus, you see, the volt does not itself represent electricity, but only the pressure which forces it through the wire.ABC of Electricity|William Henry Meadowcroft
That's three-millionths of a millionth of a ampere-second at one volt.The Machine That Saved The World|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The volt meter indicates 110 volts and the ammeter shows that one ampere is passing.The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses|John F. Woodhull
The capacity of a conductor or condenser whose potential is raised by one volt when given a charge of one coulomb.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
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Word Origin for volt
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Word Origin for volt
Word Origin and History for volt
unit of electromotive force, 1873, back-formation from adj. voltaic.
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Culture definitions for volt
The unit of electromotive force, the volt measures how much “pressure” there is in an electric circuit. The higher the voltage, the more electrical current (see also current) will flow in the circuit.