Definition of voltage
1 : electric potential or potential difference expressed in volts
2 : intensity of feeling
Examples of voltage in a Sentence
We measured the change in voltage across the circuit.
Recent Examples of voltage from the Web
Motherboard vendors have been scrambling to issue BIOS updates that better manage mesh frequencies, turbo modes, and voltages for better stock speeds and overclocks.
ElectrodesThe vacuum chamber is lined with high-voltage electrodes.
Metro’s preventative maintenance program starting next month also aims to address mechanical joint maintenance and track bed cleaning, as well as reduce smoke and fire incidents associated with high-voltage third-rail power, Bowersox wrote.
University officials denied that Bell, a high voltage electrician, and Jones, an electrical system reliability technician, were working outside their job descriptions, but the job title of a white coworker was changed, according to the lawsuit.
Bizzard had a similar voltage, plus the hair mop and army fatigues—
Part of the challenge is understanding how transformers and circuit breakers would respond to the heat and high voltages of an EMP.
Active glass relies on a film containing low voltage current sandwiched between two panes of glass.
In 2014, a snake touched high voltage equipment in one of Duke Energy’s delivery substations feeding Concord’s electric system.
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First Known Use of voltage
VOLTAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of voltage for English Language Learners
: the force of an electrical current that is measured in volts
VOLTAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of voltage for Students
: electric force measured in volts the voltage of a current
Medical Definition of voltage
: electrical potential or potential difference expressed in volts
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