Definitions

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  • n. One thousand ( 103 ) volts. Symbol: kV or KV.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A unit of electromotive force equal to one thousand volts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A practical unit of electromotive force equal to 1000 volts or 1 × 10 c. g. s. units.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a unit of potential equal to a thousand volts

Etymologies

From kilo- +‎ volt (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It takes the output from a 120vAC to several kilovolt transformer & driver circuit and steps it up to an extremely high voltage.

    Boing Boing

  • Approval for a 230 kilovolt substation on 4.94 acres zoned TR3LF (transitional residential).

    Loudoun County development projects

  • A 235 kilovolt line to connect the rich concentrating solar power potential of the San Luis Valley is hung up by some land holders, and one ranch is so big it envelopes three fourteeners.

    Anne Butterfield: Will Gusher Trauma Lead Us to National Energy Goals?

  • The initial 220 kilovolt power line from Uzbekistan -- a $35 million project -- follows the same path as Zahid Walid's diesel trucks over the Hindu Kush.

    Pratap Chatterjee: Anatomy of an Afghan Culture of Corruption

  • With the generous help of the Arkansas Electric Cooperative, a 69 kilovolt transformer was erected for the project that provides both a power source and a post to mount the equipment.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Eskom's announcement of a four to six months delay for new developments requiring more than 100 kilovolt-amperes (kVA), industry representatives said on Thursday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • November 26th, 2008 at 7: 24 pm lookup pokers en ligne says: lookup pokers en ligne … prejudicial shudders kilovolt nuclear confiscated endure …

    Think Progress » Much bigger than the Dukestir.

  • Mozambique will build about 135 kilometres of 220 kilovolt transmission line and expand its existing Matambo substation.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mitsui's general manager for transport, Masanari Nagai, said the new engines would run on both a 25 kilovolt alternating current and

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • What we had to do in order to do that was to remove -- or, manually disconnect customers off our 138 kilovolt transmission grid, so that we have power running only between the power plants.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2006

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