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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being electricity or electric current produced by chemical action; galvanic.
  • adjective Producing electricity by chemical action.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist (1745-1827), who shares with Galvani the honor of having discovered the means of producing an electric current at the expense of chemical action upon one of two united plates of dissimilar metals.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science; discovered by Volta.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to voltaism, or voltaic electricity
  • adjective a luminous arc, of intense brilliancy, formed between carbon points as electrodes by the passage of a powerful voltaic current.
  • adjective an apparatus variously constructed, consisting of a series of plates or pieces of dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, arranged in pairs, and subjected to the action of a saline or acid solution, by which a current of electricity is generated whenever the two poles, or ends of the series, are connected by a conductor; a galvanic battery. See Battery, 4. (b), and Note.
  • adjective See under Circuit.
  • adjective a single pair of the connected plates of a battery.
  • adjective See the Note under Electricity.
  • adjective a kind of voltaic battery consisting of alternate disks of dissimilar metals, separated by moistened cloth or paper. See 5th Pile.
  • adjective the protection of a metal exposed to the corrosive action of sea water, saline or acid liquids, or the like, by associating it with a metal which is positive to it, as when iron is galvanized, or coated with zinc.

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

  • adjective of or relating to electricity; galvanic
  • adjective producing electricity by chemical action

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

  • adjective pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action
  • noun a group of Niger-Congo languages spoken primarily in southeastern Mali and northern Ghana


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

[After Count Alessandro Volta.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Volta +‎ -ic after Alessandro Volta.



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