noun, plural vol·te [vohl-tey, vol-; Italian vawl-te] /ˈvoʊl teɪ, ˈvɒl-; Italian ˈvɔl tɛ/. Music.
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The subsidiary fair, Volta, was crackling; there, I ran into Katelijne de Backer of the Armory.
Volta, his contemporary and countryman, finally solved the problem as to the reason why.Steam Steel and Electricity|James W. Steele
Volta proved that the electricity was caused by the contact of the metals.Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity|Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
This Volta electrophorus, and these three blackboards, will serve for the purpose.
He then proceeded to another room, when he met the celebrated Volta, "the Newton of electricity."
It was in 1800 on the threshold of the nineteenth century, that Volta devised the first electric battery.Little Masterpieces of Science:|Various
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noun plural -te (Italian -te)
Word Origin for volta
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Word Origin and History for volta
West African river, from 15c. Portuguese Rio da Volta, literally "river of return" (perhaps because it was where ships turned around and headed for home) or "river of bend," in reference to its course.