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

  • noun A circular movement executed by a horse in manège.
  • noun A sudden movement made in avoiding a thrust in fencing.
  • noun The SI-derived unit of electric potential and electromotive force, equal to the difference of electric potential between two points on a conducting wire carrying a constant current of one ampere when the power dissipated between the points is one watt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the manège, a round or cirecular tread; a gait of two treads made by a horse going sidewise round a center, with the head turned outward.
  • noun In fencing, a sudden movement or leap to avoid a thrust.
  • noun The practical unit of electromotive force.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Man.) A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks.
  • noun (Fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.
  • noun (Elec.) The unit of electro-motive force; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by United States Statute as, that electro-motive force which steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will produce a current of one ampère. It is practically equivalent to 1000/1434 the electro-motive force of a standard Clark's cell at a temperature of 15° C.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical potential and electromotive force (voltage); the potential difference across a conductor when a current of one ampere uses one watt of power. Symbol: V

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

  • noun a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French volte, from Italian volta, turn, from voltare, to turn, leap; see vault.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Count Alessandro Volta.]

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Named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta.


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  • The technology for the volt has been available for too long.

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  • Primary electromotive force and voltage drop have the same unit which is called volt - V in honour of the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745 - 1827).

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  • It must be remembered that the volt is the practical unit of electro-motive force.

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  • So it seems like the volt will be a niche product and will most likely not be that well accepted by the general public.

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