3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Volt \Volt\, noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Volt \Volt\, noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: 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: {volt}, {V}]

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