Adjective "volt" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The SI unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would carry one ampere of current against one ohm resistance.
  1. 'A 19 year old man suffered serious burns after climbing 30 feet up an electricity pylon carrying 30,000 volts.'
  2. 'This a distribution power line, and the utility crews have told me that these sorts of lines normally carry 7,600 volts of electricity.'
  3. 'Lightening is a discharge of static electricity that ‘contains’ millions of volts of potential difference and many thousands of amps of electrical current.'
  4. 'Invented in 1985, modern-day magnetic stimulators charge up to a whopping 3,000 volts and produce peak currents of up to 8,000 amps - powers similar to those of a small nuclear reactor.'
  5. 'Once it's charged, the capacitor has the same voltage as the battery (1.5 volts on the battery means 1.5 volts on the capacitor).'
  6. 'Like 220 volts of current being forced through a 110-volt kitchen appliance, the system is becoming overloaded, and the smoke is rising.'
  7. 'These cables carry in the order of 13,000 volts of electricity.'
  8. 'Next door to the proposed site is a massive electrical substation with overhead power cables carrying 33,000 volts.'
  9. 'As discussed previously, voltage is measured in volts, and current is measured in amps.'
  10. 'If only amperage is listed, the formula to determine watts is: amps times volts equal watts.'

Pronunciation /vəʊlt//vɒlt/noun


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      More definitions

      1. the standard unit of potential difference and electromotive force in the International System of Units (SI), formally defined to be the difference of electric potential between two points of a conductor carrying a constant current of one ampere, when the power dissipated between these points is equal to one watt.Abbreviation:V.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "supplies can be volt."

      "lightings can be volt."

      "floatings can be volt."


      (volt)Late 17th century: from French volter (see volte).