from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as voltaic electricity, or galvanic electricity. See electricity. See voltaic current, under voltaic.
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Another mode of measuring volta-electricity may be adopted with advantage in many cases, dependent on the quantities of metals or other substances evolved either as primary or as secondary results; but I refrain from enlarging on this use of the products, until the principles on which their constancy depends have been fully established (791. 848.