• WordNet 3.6
    • n volt a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The adult electric eel can produce a five hundred volt shock, which is enough to stun a horse
    • Volt (Man) A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks.
    • Volt (Fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.
    • n Volt (Elec) The unit of electro-motive force; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by United States Statute as, that electro-motive force which steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will produce a current of one ampère. It is practically equivalent to 1000/1434 the electro-motive force of a standard Clark's cell at a temperature of 15° C.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts.
    • n volt In the manège, a round or cirecular tread; a gait of two treads made by a horse going sidewise round a center, with the head turned outward.
    • n volt In fencing, a sudden movement or leap to avoid a thrust.
    • n volt The practical unit of electromotive force. It is 10 absolute units of E. M. F. on the centimeter-gram system, and is a little less than the E. M. F. of a Daniell cell.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The words "volt" and "voltage" are named for a member of the Italian nobility in the 1700s named Count Voltman.
    • n Volt vōlt a turn or bound: a sudden movement or leap to avoid a thrust: a gait of two treads made by a horse going sideways round a centre
    • n Volt vōlt the unit of electro-motive force now in universal use among electricians, defined legally in terms of the ohm and ampere
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Volte-face - If you do a volte-face on something, you make a sudden and complete change in your stance or position over an issue.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. volte,; cf. It. volta,. See Vault


In literature:

When the key K is turned to the right one scale division = .001 volt, when turned to the left one scale division = .01 volt.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
Injuries by electrical currents of high pressure are not uncommon; speaking generally, 1,000 to 2,000 volts will kill.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
It is leaping a distance of about 10 feet, and is the discharge of a million volts.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
A current may have 2 amperes and 40 volts, or 40 amperes and 2 volts.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
They use six pounds of salt to a thousand gallons of water, and run a current of ninety-five volts.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Thus, if we have 5 amperes and 110 volts, the result of multiplying them would be 550 watts, or 5 volts and 110 amperes would produce 550 watts.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Voltage 300 volts on a plate 0.2 mm.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Volts times amperes equal watts, as far as he's concerned, and the term 'power factor' does nothing but confuse him.
"Anchorite" by Randall Garrett
At nearly eighty thousand volts the power had been fed into it.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
Hagen had sent volt after volt through your bodies.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
The besieged should resort to volting, ducking, etc., rather than to depend upon his strength.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
So with electricity under the pressure of one volt or one hundred volts.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
On the other hand, a current of ninety-five volts has proved fatal to a human being.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
The makers gave, as the most economical pressure on which to work, 220 to 240 volts.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Glow-lamps usually take current of 110 or 250 volts pressure.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
"The Works Of Winston Churchill A Linked Index Of The Project Gutenberg Editions" by Winston Churchill
The nerve-storm within and the volt-tingle without had passed: my inflators weighed like lead.
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling
When we start the dynamo they'll be carrying twelve thousand volts.
"The End of Time" by Wallace West
Two of them, twelve volts each.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Some are made to work at 6 volts, others at 10 volts, and still others at slightly higher voltages.
"Electricity for the 4-H Scientist" by Eric B. Wilson

In poetry:

Fives, and tens,
Threes and fours and twelves,
All the volte face of decimals,
The whirligig of dozens and the pinnacle of seven.
"Tortoise Shell" by D H Lawrence
Through many a volt the weber flew,
And clicked this answer back to me;
I am thy farad staunch and true,
Charged to a volt with love for thee.
"Valentine" by James Clerk Maxwell
So has there come the gust at South-west flung
By sudden volt on eves of freezing mist,
When sister snowflake sister snowdrop kissed,
And one passed out, and one the bell-head hung.
"The Hueless Love" by George Meredith
I desiderii miei
Non han confine, e, novello Epulone,
In questo inferno, ove innocente caddi,
Io mille volte vo' morir di sete
Pria di volgermi a te pietosamente
Mendicando una gocciola!
"Alba" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Chevrolet Volt.
Volt Squad by General Motors Advanced Design California.
The General wants us to believe that the Volt brand is alive and well in 2025.
2011 Chevy Volt at Chicago Auto Show.
Hes making the trip in an electric cara Chevrolet Volt.
Which was designed to build 50,000 to 200,000 battery packs for electric cars such as the Chevy Volt.
My husband and I recently purchased a Chevy Volt.
Chevy Volt broke monthly sales record in August.
0General Motors says sales of its Chevrolet Volt electric car will break a monthly record in August.
GM Volt, Plug-In Prius Buoy US Rechargeable-Car Gains.
The Volt can travel about 40 miles on pure electric power.
He plans to stay at Volt to the very end of 2012.
GM will temporarily stop production of the Volt starting March 16.
President Barack Obama gets behind the wheel of a Chevy Volt during his tour of the General Motors Auto Plant in Hamtramck, Mich.
For the Chevrolet Volt it's right at home.

In science:

We did not use a bias greater than 25 volts because two of the pixels (including one corner) exhibited partial breakdowns across the narrow gap (0.2 mm) between the pixel and the guard ring.
Development of Prototype Pixellated PIN CdZnTe Detectors
By continued improvements of the base material (niobium), the cavity treatment, and the welding/assembly procedures, accelerating fields exceeding 25 Million Volts per meter (MV/m) have been reliably achieved.
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary
In the end, the detector output is a certain physical magnitude (e.g. a voltage) which consists of a number of various superimposed sources of noise plus, possibly, a GW signal converted to volts by the detector hardware.
The detection of Gravitational Waves
The range of improvement is limited, however, and beyond a few volts, the benefits may not warrant the additional effort.
Feedback cooling of a nanomechanical resonator
With DC voltages thus problematic at the 100 mV level, the effects described in Eqns. 4 and 6 illustrate the importance of AC carrier voltages, rather than DC, in applying the necessary DC and low frequency actuation forces, which demand RMS levels of several volts (Weber, 2002).
Possibilities for Measurement and Compensation of Stray DC Electric Fields Acting on Drag-Free Test Masses
Let volt denote voltage and let voltU be the voltage at use conditions.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
U (cid:19)−β1 If T (voltU ) has a log-location-scale distribution with parameters µU and σ , then T (volt) also has a loglocation-scale distribution with µ = β0 + β1x, where xU = log(voltU ), x = log(volt), β0 = µU − β1xU and σ does not depend on x.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Here, as in Section 5.4, failure occurs when D(t) crosses Df , the applied voltage stress, denoted by volt.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
As shown in Section 8.2, the inverse power relationship induces a log-transformation in volt giving the model µ = β0 + β1x, where x = log(volt).
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Again, failure occurs when the dielectric strength crosses the applied voltage stress, that is, D(t) = volt.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
For a given trapping strength, more rf voltage is required on a non-hyperbolic trap because less pure gradient field is created per Volt applied.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
In the second case we apply a slow, large depth modulation by sending several volts of a 2 kHz oscillation to the laser’s PZT-mounted intra-cavity tuning element (a diffraction grating).
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Note that the vertical scale is in volts, but each plot is vertically shifted for graphical purposes.
A systematic approach to the Planck LFI end-to-end test and its application to the DPC Level 1 pipeline
The photo-statistics method gave the high voltage corresponding to the gain ∼ 107 for the PMT reference at 1375 Volts, the maximum pulse corresponding to this high voltage is 720 mV as we can see from the figure 3.
Note on Drexel tests of the IMB R1408 PMTs used in the inner veto of both far and near detectors of the Double Chooz experiment
Now, for our concrete example, suppose an electric circuit operating on an AC voltage of about V = 120 [V] (volts).
Technical Notes on Classical Electromagnetism, with exercises