volt

noun (1)
\ˈvōlt \

Definition of volt 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electrical potential difference and electromotive force equal to the difference of potential between two points in a conducting wire carrying a constant current of one ampere when the power dissipated between these two points is equal to one watt and equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of one ohm when one ampere is flowing through it

volt

noun (2)
\ˈvōlt, ˈvȯlt\

Definition of volt (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a leaping movement in fencing to avoid a thrust

2a : a tread or gait in which a horse going sideways makes a turn around a center

b : a circle traced by a horse in this movement

First Known Use of volt

Noun (1)

1873, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for volt

Noun (1)

Alessandro Volta

Noun (2)

French volte, from Italian volta turn, from voltare to turn, from Vulgar Latin *volvitare, frequentative of Latin volvere to roll — more at voluble

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The first known use of volt was in 1688

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volt

noun
\ˈvōlt \

Kids Definition of volt

: a unit for measuring the force that moves an electric current

volt

noun
\ˈvōlt \

Medical Definition of volt 

1 : the practical mks unit of electrical potential difference and electromotive force equal to the difference of potential between two points in a conducting wire carrying a constant current of one ampere when the power dissipated between these two points is equal to one watt and equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of one ohm when one ampere is flowing through it

2 : a unit of electrical potential difference and electromotive force equal to 1.00034 volts and formerly taken as the standard in the United States

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