voltage

[vohl-tij]

noun Electricity.

electromotive force or potential difference expressed in volts.

Nearby words

  1. volt,
  2. volt-ampere,
  3. volta,
  4. volta effect,
  5. volta redonda,
  6. voltage divider,
  7. voltage regulator,
  8. voltaic,
  9. voltaic battery,
  10. voltaic cell

Origin of voltage

First recorded in 1885–90; volt1 + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for voltage

voltage

noun

an electromotive force or potential difference expressed in volts
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Word Origin and History for voltage

voltage

n.

1890, from volt + -age.

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Medicine definitions for voltage

voltage

[vōltĭj]

n.

Electromotive force or potential difference, usually expressed in volts.

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Science definitions for voltage

voltage

[vōltĭj]

A measure of the difference in electric potential between two points in space, a material, or an electric circuit, expressed in volts.
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