voltage

noun

volt·​age ˈvōl-tij How to pronounce voltage (audio)
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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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of voltage was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Voltage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voltage. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

voltage

noun
volt·​age ˈvōl-tij How to pronounce voltage (audio)
: potential difference measured in volts

Medical Definition

voltage

noun
volt·​age ˈvōl-tij How to pronounce voltage (audio)
: electrical potential or potential difference expressed in volts

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