Volta, Conte Alessandro 1745-1827; It. physicist
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- 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)
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
, Count Alessandro 1745-1827.
Italian physicist who invented the first electric battery (1800). The volt is named in his honor.