# Volt

Volt
(V)
A unit of electrical force equal to that amount of electromotive force that will cause a steady current of one ampere to flow through a resistance of one ohm.
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A unit of electrical pressure. It measures the force or push of electricity. Volts represent pressure, correspondent to the pressure of water in a pipe. A volt is the unit of electromotive force or electric pressure analogous to water pressure in pounds per square inch. It is the electromotive force which, if steadily applied to a circuit having a resistance of one ohm, will produce a current one ampere.
Energy Central Glossary
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The volt is the International System of Units(SI) measure of electric potential or electromotive force. A potential of one volt appears across a resistance of one ohm when a current of one ampere flows through that resistance. Reduced to SI base units, 1 V = 1kg times m2 times s-3 times A-1(kilogram meter squared per second cubed per ampere).
U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
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A unit of electromotive force. It is the amount of force required to drive a steady current of one ampere through a resistance of one ohm. Electrical systems of most homes and office have 120 volts.
California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms
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A unit of measure of the force, or 'push,' given the electrons in an electric circuit. One volt produces one ampere of current when acting a resistance of one ohm.

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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

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• 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