voltage

noun
volt·​age | \ ˈvōl-tij How to pronounce voltage (audio) \

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.

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The battery is rated at 95kWh with a nominal voltage of 396V. That gives the e-tron a WLTP-determined range of 248.5 miles (400km), although Audi is still waiting for the more accurate EPA rating to be determined. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "We’ve driven Audi’s first proper electric car, the 2019 e-tron SUV," 7 Dec. 2018 As a result, debates about the quality of movies are less divisive than those about the high-voltage issues that the movies represent. John Jurgensen, WSJ, "In Charged Political Climate, Best Picture Oscar is About More than the Movie," 21 Feb. 2019 The meter measures voltage and amperage (current) in alternating-current and direct-current modes. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "Best New Tool: Klein Tools' Do-It-All Electrical Clamp Meter," 8 Jan. 2016 The process alters the surface structure of the steel, and the right amount of current and voltage can produce the kind of spikes that kill bacteria. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Create Bacteria-Killing Steel Nanospikes," 19 Dec. 2017 The result is a mild performance curve, shown above as tested on the RTX 2080 Ti, in which GPU clock speeds and voltages each perk up in respect to one another. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Nvidia RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti review: A tale of two very expensive graphics cards," 19 Sep. 2018 Battery cells can either be connected together in series or in parallel; cells in series have much higher voltage and power, while cells connected in parallel have a higher capacity and are able to deliver more power over a longer period of time. Loren Grush, The Verge, "NASA is prepared if a battery ever explodes in space," 17 Aug. 2018 Remember, Intel originally launched an ultra-low voltage version of the 2nd-gen Intel Core processors, then the ultrabook platform. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Inside Project Athena: How Intel and PC makers are creating the ultra-responsive laptops of tomorrow," 7 Jan. 2019 Electrical transformers transfer energy between circuits, switching energy from one voltage to another. Cassie Rodenberg, Popular Mechanics, "How Transformers Can Explode," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of voltage

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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voltage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of voltage

: the force of an electrical current that is measured in volts

voltage

noun
volt·​age | \ ˈvōl-tij How to pronounce voltage (audio) \

Kids Definition of voltage

: electric force measured in volts the voltage of a current

voltage

noun
volt·​age | \ ˈvōl-tij How to pronounce voltage (audio) \

Medical Definition of voltage

: electrical potential or potential difference expressed in volts

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