from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A unit of energy equal to the energy acquired by an electron falling through a potential difference of one volt, approximately 1.602 × 10−19 joules.

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  • noun physics A unit for measuring the energy of subatomic particles; the energy equal to that attained by an electron moving through a potential difference of one volt. Equivalent to 1.6022 x 10-19 joules.


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