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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 (10

^{9}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 × 10

^{12}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 (10

^{9}eV).**kiloelectron volt (keV)**

one thousand electron volts (10

^{3}eV).**megaelectron volt (MeV)**

one million electron volts (10

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