Volta definition by Webster's New World
Volta, Conte Alessandro 1745-1827; It. physicist
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- river in SE Ghana, flowing south from Lake Volta into the Bight of Benin: c. 300 mi (483 km), including Lake Volta
- artificial lake in EC Ghana, formed at the confluence of the (300 mi; 483 km) & (500 mi; 805 km) rivers: 3,283 sq mi (8,503 sq km)
Volta definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A river formed in central Ghana by the confluence of the White Volta and the Black Volta and flowing about 467 km (290 mi) southward through artificial Lake Volta to the Bight of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea.
, Count Alessandro 1745-1827.
Italian physicist who invented the first electric battery (1800). The volt is named in his honor.