plural -s
: the cgs electromagnetic unit of electrical potential and electromotive force equal to one one-hundred-millionth of a volt and being the potential difference through which transference of one abcoulomb of electricity involves a change of one erg in energy

Word History


ab- entry 2 + volt

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abvolt was in 1903

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“Abvolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abvolt. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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