volt

(V)
   the SI unit of electric potential. Separating electric charges creates potential energy, which can be measured in energy units such as joules. Electric potential is defined as the amount of potential energy present per unit of charge. Electric potential is measured in volts, with one volt representing a potential of one joule per coulomb of charge. The name of the unit honors the Italian scientist Count Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), the inventor of the first battery.
(Note: I am sometimes asked about standard line voltages in different countries. Steve Kropla has a helpful chart with this information.)

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  • volt — volt …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • volt — [ vɔlt ] n. m. • 1874; du nom du physicien Volta ♦ Métrol. Unité de mesure de potentiel, de différence de potentiel (ou tension) et de force électromotrice (symb. V). Le volt est la différence de potentiel existant entre deux points lorsque le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • volt — VOLT, volţi, s.m. (fiz.) Unitate de măsură a tensiunii electrice, a tensiunii electromotoare şi a diferenţei de potenţial, egală cu tensiunea de la capetele unui conductor care, străbătut de un curent de un amper, dezvoltă o putere de un watt. –… …   Dicționar Român

  • Volt — Sn std. (19. Jh.) Onomastische Bildung. Neubildung zu Volta, dem Namen eines italienischen Physikers des 18./19. Jhs.    Ebenso nndl. volt, ne. volt, nfrz. volt, nschw. volt, nisl. volt. Name …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Volt — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Volt puede estar haciendo referencia a: Voltio, unidad del Sistema Internacional de voltaje y potencial eléctrico. Volt, modelo de utilitario híbrido de la marca Chevrolet. Obtenido de Volt Categoría:… …   Wikipedia Español

  • volt — volt1 [vōlt] n. [Fr volte < It volta, a turn < VL * volvita, for L voluta, fem. pp. of volvere, to roll, turn about: see WALK] 1. a turning movement or gait of a horse, in which it moves sideways around a center 2. Fencing a leap to avoid a …   English World dictionary

  • Volt — Volt, n. [F. volte; cf. It. volta. See {Vault}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Man.) A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks. [1913 Webster] 2. (Fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • volt — sb. (fk.), volt (fork.: V) …   Dansk ordbog

  • Volt — Volt, s. Elektrische Maßeinheiten, S. 641 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Volt — Volt, s. Maßsystem, absolutes, Bd. 6, S. 329 …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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