Associations to the word «Volt»


VOLT, 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
VOLT, noun. A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a centre makes two concentric tracks.
VOLT, noun. (fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.

Dictionary definition

VOLT, 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.

Wise words

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