abvolt

noun
ab·​volt | \ ˈabˌvōlt \
plural -s

Definition of abvolt

: 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

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First Known Use of abvolt

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abvolt

ab- entry 2 + volt

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“Abvolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abvolt. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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