overvoltage


over·volt·age

noun \ˌō-vər-ˈvōl-tij\

Definition of OVERVOLTAGE

1
:  the excess potential required for the discharge of an ion at an electrode over and above the equilibrium potential of the electrode
2
:  voltage in excess of the normal operating voltage of a device or circuit

First Known Use of OVERVOLTAGE

1907

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