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



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 Originlate 19th cent.: named after A. Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: volt