Dictionary

electromotive force

noun elec·tro·mo·tive force \i-ˌlek-trō-ˌmō-tiv-, -trə-\

Definition of ELECTROMOTIVE FORCE

:  something that moves or tends to move electricity; especially :  the apparent force that drives a current around an electrical circuit and that is equivalent to the potential difference between the terminals of the circuit
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First Known Use of ELECTROMOTIVE FORCE

1827
Medical Dictionary

electromotive force

noun elec·tro·mo·tive force \i-ˌlek-trō-ˌmōt-iv-, -trə-\

Medical Definition of ELECTROMOTIVE FORCE

:  something that moves or tends to move electricity :  the potential difference derived from an electrical source (as a cell or generator) per unit quantity of electricity passing through the source
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