Definition: Volt

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Volt

The metric unit of measure for electric potential or electromotive force that will cause a steady current of one ampere to flow through a resistance of one ohm.[1][2]

Wikipedia Definition

The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force. It is named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745–1827).


Also Known As
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References
  1. http://www.eia.gov/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=V#volt
  2. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/site_administration/glossary.html#V