Volta

biographical name
Vol·​ta | \ ˈvōl-tə How to pronounce Volta (audio) , ˈväl-, ˈvȯl- \

Definition of Volta

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Alessandro (Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio) Conte Volta 1745–1827 Italian physicist

Volta

geographical name
Vol·​ta | \ ˈväl-tə How to pronounce Volta (audio) , ˈvōl-, ˈvȯl- \

Definition of Volta (Entry 2 of 2)

river in western Africa that flows from Lake Volta, a reservoir in north central Ghana, south into the Bight of Benin — see red volta

Note: Lake Volta, whose area is 3275 square miles (8515 square kilometers), receives the waters of the Black Volta and White Volta rivers.

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“Volta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Volta. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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