# Volt meaning

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The SI-derived unit of electric potential and electromotive force, equal to the difference of electric potential between two points on a conducting wire carrying a constant current of one ampere when the power dissipated between the points is one watt.
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A circular movement executed by a horse in manège.
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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
A sudden movement made in avoiding a thrust in fencing.
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A turning movement or gait of a horse, in which it moves sideways around a center.
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(fencing) A leap to avoid a thrust.
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The basic unit of electromotive force in the SI and MKS systems, equal to the electromotive force, or difference in potential, that causes a current of one ampere to flow through a conductor having a resistance of one ohm.
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The SI derived unit used to measure electric potential at a given point, usually a point in an electric circuit. A voltage difference of one volt drives one ampere of current through a conductor that has a resistance of one ohm. One joule of work is required to move an electric charge of one coulomb across a potential difference of one volt. One volt is equivalent to one joule per coulomb.
A unit of measurement of force, or pressure, in an electrical circuit. The common voltage of an AC power line is 120 volts of alternating current (alternating directions). Common voltages within a computer are from 3 to 12 volts of direct current (one direction only). See voltage and volt-amps.
In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical potential and electromotive force (voltage); the potential difference across a conductor when a current of one ampere uses one watt of power. Symbol: V.
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A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a centre makes two concentric tracks.
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(fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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## Origin of volt

• French volte from Italian volta turn from voltare to turn, leap vault2

### From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

• After Count Alessandro Volta

### From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

• Named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta.