noun ab·volt \ˈabˌvōlt\

Definition of abvolt



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of abvolt

2ab- + volt

First Known Use: 1903

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