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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In Rutherford's experiment, the u-particles had energies of millions of electron volts.
▪ A 12 volt battery is really essential for the mechanical action of the trimmer to work effectively over a long period.
▪ In addition, further pulses of volts can be used to dissect the molecule or to remove it altogether.
▪ The two 6 volt terminals would then provide the two 6 volt outputs.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Volt \Volt\, n. [F. volte; cf. It. volta. See Vault.]

  1. (Man.) A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks.

  2. (Fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.


Volt \Volt\, n. [After Alessandro Volta, the Italian electrician.] (Elec.) The unit of electro-motive force; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by United States Statute as, that electro-motive force which steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will produce a current of one amp[`e]re. It is practically equivalent to 1000/1434 the electro-motive force of a standard Clark's cell at a temperature of 15[deg] C.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

unit of electromotive force, 1873, back-formation from voltaic.


Etymology 1 n. 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 Etymology 2

n. 1 A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a centre makes two concentric tracks. 2 (context fencing English) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.


n. 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 [syn: V]


The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference ( voltage), and electromotive force. The volt is named in honour of the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745–1827), who invented the voltaic pile, possibly the first chemical battery.

Volt (TV series)

Volt is a French language news magazine television series for teenagers. It airs on TFO, the French language public broadcaster in Ontario, as well as on Radio-Canada's video on demand website TOU.TV. The show debuted in 1994. The television series ended in December 2010, after 16 years on air.

Volt (disambiguation)

Volt (abbreviated V) is a unit of electric potential and electromotive force, named after Alessandro Volta.

Volt or Volts may also refer to:

Volt (Dungeons & Dragons)

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the volt is a type of aberration.

Usage examples of "volt".

There was a sizzling blue flash, the benzine ignited instantly and 180 volts hit me like a charge of buckshot, knocking me off my perch.

Onan Microlite 4000 is essentially a lawn mower motor that drives a tiny electrical generating plant to produce 115 volts.

The Onan Microlite 4000 is essentially a lawn mower motor that drives a tiny electrical generating plant to produce 115 volts.

That horror was followed by other roars, not crackly like the thunder that accompanied the man-made volts, but hollow, sullen, the smothery tumble of collapsing walls.

These numbers implied that the supercurrent should tunnel back and forrh extremely rapidly: A mere thousandth of a volt across the sandwich would produce an alternating current that reverses itself 100 billion times a second.

It was all well and good having a flexible, contracting pussy, but no matter what the elder women of Volter said, when it came to cocks, bigger and thicker was definitely better than small, short and slender.

But Tioni had warned that if they mated, they would set forces in motion that would affect not only all of Volter Terra, but his home, Tern Terra, as well.

It was rumored that their fabled mating inadequacy had led to the breakup of Volter Terra into two separate kingdoms many hundreds of seasons passed.

There is no place but Volter, Terra, Tern Terra, and the Mountains of The Gods.

Hunter is the only Great Carnivore from Tern Terra in all of Volter and Terra.

Either you begin the march for Terra, or Liege Lord Siano will attempt to enter Volter and take you by force of arms in accordance with the treaty signed five seasons past by Liege Lords Donoun and Siano.

Chief Seer of Supreme Liege Lord Donoun of Volter, Jemi of Earth means no harm to Jeroni Teyer.

When the Great Carnivores came down from Tern Terra, they would life mate with the women of Volter Terra.

These matings were so blissful that soon every Volter Terrian woman wanted to life mate with one of the Great Carnivores.

Soon, the men of Volter Terra, jealous and fearful of losing all their women to the Tern Terrians, began to hunt the Great Carnivores.