overvoltage

noun

over·​volt·​age ˌō-vər-ˈvōl-tij How to pronounce overvoltage (audio)
1
: the excess potential required for the discharge of an ion at an electrode over and above the equilibrium potential of the electrode
2
: voltage in excess of the normal operating voltage of a device or circuit

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of overvoltage was in 1916

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“Overvoltage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overvoltage. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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