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

  • noun A measure of the difference in electric potential between two points in space, a material, or an electric circuit, expressed in volts.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Elec.) Electric potential or potential difference, expressed in volts.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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Borrowing from French voltage

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