• WordNet 3.6
    • n kilovolt a unit of potential equal to a thousand volts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kilovolt (Elec) A unit of electromotive force equal to one thousand volts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kilovolt A practical unit of electromotive force equal to 1000 volts or 1 × 10 c. g. s. units.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Kilo-, + volt,


In literature:

But that had two hundred kilovolts and four hundred kilogunts behind it.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
It's going in at ten kilovolts, so that's a five billion kilowatt supply.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell

In news:

Xcel Energy is installing two 115 kilovolt lines, each a mile-and-a-half in length.
ITT Exelis has completed the acquisition of Applied Kilovolts Group Holdings Ltd, a provider of precision high-voltage power supplies for medical, scientific, pharmaceutical and food safety instruments .
CASS LAKE – The western segment of the new Bemidji-Grand Rapids 230 kilovolt transmission line went into service Monday.
Portland General Electric says a 500-kilovolt transmission line from Boardman to Salem will be needed transmit energy from Eastern Oregon wind farms, but some think the need may not be there.
JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi has requested to postpone the installation of the new Northpark 115-kilovolt transmission line in the vicinity of the I-55/I-220 interchange in Ridgeland indefinitely.
Dave Kline, spokesman for Potomac Edison , said a 34.5-kilovolt line that feeds the Urbana substation failed at about 11:30 pm Monday.
Elliott opposes the 117-mile, 500-kilovolt mega project, which is slated to circumvent delicate desert and forest terrain to bring energy to San Diego.
It's been nearly a decade since Tucson Electric Power rolled out the bright idea of stringing a huge, 345-kilovolt transmission line down through the Coronado National Forest into Nogales, and then on to Mexico.
To the relief of many property owners from Comfort to Lampasas, state regulators moved Wednesday to scrap plans for a new 345-kilovolt transmission line in that part of the Hill Country.
It converts high-voltage electricity from 230 to 69 kilovolts.
The US electric transmission grid consists of more than 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines (230 Kilovolts and greater).
American Transmission Company says the region is no longer under consideration as a route for the 345-kilovolt line that will connect the Madison area with another proposed line from the Twin Cities.

In science:

In models where neutrinos acquire mass through spontaneous breaking of an ungauged lepton number [7, 9] one expects that, due to non-per turbative effects, the Nambu-Goldstone boson (Majoron) may pick up a mass that we assume to lie in the kilovolt range .
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)