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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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