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

  • n. Electromotive force or potential difference, usually expressed in volts.

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  • n. The amount of electrostatic potential between two points in space.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Electric potential or potential difference, expressed in volts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the manège, the act of making a horse work upon volts.
  • n. Electromotive force reckoned in volts.

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

  • n. the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
  • n. the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts


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Borrowing from French voltage


  • But when a voltage is applied, the pigment is pulled out of the hole and spread out along the glass, revealing its rich color to the viewer.

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  • So yes, the voltage is a little higher in Mexico than in the US or Canada, but not much.

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  • Remember the power supply for a US TV must meet US specifications where the standard line voltage is about 120 +/- 5 % while in Mexico the standard voltage is 127 +/- 10% which means the voltage could be as high as 139.7 volts.

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  • The devices would consist of a computer chip covered by a plastic sheath that can change shape when a voltage is applied, enabling it to be steered.

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  • When a voltage is applied between the electrodes, the semiconductive polymer will start emitting light.

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  • Now after working with CFE the average line voltage is closer to 127, but often higher. raferguson

    CFE Voltage

  • I have also read that the legal normal line voltage is 125.

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  • I think the suggestion of getting a plug in voltage meter and keep an eye on it.

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  • I do not know if the voltage is unique in BC or not.

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  • Where I live in Baja, the voltage is 125 and our electrician has told us that this is higher than normal voltage and is the reason why our AC splits have been burning out.

    CFE Voltage


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