Definition of volt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

volt

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//vəʊlt//
 
, BrE//vɒlt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//voʊlt//
 
(abbreviation V) Electronics
 
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a unit for measuring the force of an electric current a high security fence with 5 000 volts passing through it See related entries: Electronics Word Origin late 19th cent.: named after A. Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist.
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