overvoltage

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noun over·volt·age \ˌō-vər-ˈvōl-tij\

Definition of overvoltage

  1. 1 :  the excess potential required for the discharge of an ion at an electrode over and above the equilibrium potential of the electrode

  2. 2 :  voltage in excess of the normal operating voltage of a device or circuit

1916

First Known Use of overvoltage

1916


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