voltaic

[ vol-tey-ik, vohl- ]
/ vɒlˈteɪ ɪk, voʊl- /

adjective

Electricity. noting or pertaining to electricity or electric currents, especially when produced by chemical action, as in a cell; galvanic.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Alessandro Volta.

Nearby words

  1. volta effect,
  2. volta redonda,
  3. voltage,
  4. voltage divider,
  5. voltage regulator,
  6. voltaic battery,
  7. voltaic cell,
  8. voltaic couple,
  9. voltaic electricity,
  10. voltaic pile

Origin of voltaic

1805–15; after A. Volta; see -ic

Voltaic

[ vol-tey-ik ]
/ vɒlˈteɪ ɪk /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for voltaic

voltaic

/ (vɒlˈteɪɪk) /

adjective

another word for galvanic (def. 1)

Voltaic

/ (vɒlˈteɪɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to Burkina Faso, formerly known as Upper Volta
denoting, belonging to, or relating to the Gur group of African languages

noun

this group of languagesSee also Gur
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Word Origin and History for voltaic

voltaic

adj.

1813, designating electricity produced by chemical action, formed in recognition of Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), who perfected a chemical process used in electrical batteries, + -ic.

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