- a turning movement or gait of a horse, in which it moves sideways around a center
- Fencing a leap to avoid a thrust
Origin of voltFrench volte from Italian volta, a turn from Vulgar Latin an unverified form volvita, for Classical Latin voluta, feminine past participle of volvere, to roll, turn about: see walk
Origin of voltafter Volta
Origin of voltAfterCount Alessandro Volta
- A circular movement executed by a horse in manège.
- A sudden movement made in avoiding a thrust in fencing.
Origin of voltFrench volte from Italian volta turn from voltare to turn, leap ; see vault 2.
Named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta.
- A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a centre makes two concentric tracks.
- (fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.
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volt - Computer Definition
The unit of electric potential difference, or electromotive force (emf).A volt is equal to the difference in electric potential between two points in a circuit carrying one ampere (A) of constant current (I) across a resistance of 1 ohm, and thus dissipating one watt (W) of power.Voltage essentially is electrical pressure -- the higher the voltage, the greater the pressure forcing electrons to flow through a metallic circuit.The volt is named for Count Alessandro Volta (1745