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## volt

(V) [vōlt]
the SI unit of electric potential or electromotive force, equal to 1 watt per ampere, or 1 joule per coulomb.
electron volt (eV) a unit of energy equal to the energy acquired by an electron in being accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt; equal to 1.602 × 10−19 joule.
gigaelectron volt (GeV) one billion electron volts (109 eV).
kiloelectron volt (keV) one thousand electron volts (103 eV).
megaelectron volt (MeV) one million electron volts (106 eV).

## volt (v, V),

(vōlt),
The unit of electromotive force; the electromotive force that will produce a current of 1 A in a circuit that has a resistance of 1 ohm; that is, joule per coulomb.
[Alessandro Volta, It. physicist, 1745-1827]

## volt

(V) (vōlt) the SI unit of electric potential or electromotive force, equal to 1 watt per ampere, or 1 joule per coulomb.
electron volt  (eV) a unit of energy equal to the energy acquired by an electron accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt; equal to 1.602 × 10−19 joule.

## volt (V)

[vōlt]
Etymology: Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, 1745-1827
the unit of electric potential. In an electric circuit a volt is the force required to send 1 ampere of current through 1 ohm of resistance, or the difference in potential between two points on a conductor carrying a charge of 1 ampere when there is a dissipation of 1 watt between them. See also ampere, circuit, current, ohm, watt.

## volt

(v, V) (vōlt)
The unit of electromotive force; the electromotive force that will produce a current of 1 ampere in a circuit that has a resistance of 1 ohm, i.e., joule per coulomb.
[Alessandro Volta, It. physicist, 1745-1827]

## volt

(v, V) (vōlt)
The unit of electromotive force; the electromotive force that will produce a current of 1 ampere in a circuit that has a resistance of 1 ohm.

## volt (V),

n the unit of electromotive force or electrical pressure; the force necessary to cause 1 ampere of current to flow against 1 ohm of resistance. A volt is the unit that is used to measure the tendency of a charge to move from one place to another.
volt, electron (eV),
n the kinetic energy gained by an electron by falling through a potential difference of 1 volt. 1 eV is equivalent to 1.6 × 1012 ergs; 1000 eV is referred to as 1 kilo electron volt, or keV, and 1,000,000 eV are referred to as 1 mega electron volt, or MeV.

## volt

the unit of electromotive force; 1 ampere of current against 1 ohm of resistance.

electron volt (eV)
a unit of energy equal to the energy acquired by an electron in being accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt; equal to 1.602 × 10−19 joule.
gigaelectron volt (GeV)
one thousand million electron volts (109 eV).
kiloelectron volt (keV)
one thousand electron volts (103 eV).
megaelectron volt (MeV)
one million electron volts (106 eV).
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