Meaning | 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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Synonym | V |
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Part of | kilovolt, kV | A unit of potential equal to a thousand volts |
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Parts | abvolt | A unit of potential equal to one-hundred-millionth of a volt |
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femtovolt | A unit of potential equal to one quadrillionth of a volt (or one thousandth of a nanosecond) |

microvolt | A unit of potential equal to one millionth of a volt |

millivolt, mV | A unit of potential equal to one thousandth of a volt |

nanovolt | A unit of potential equal to one billionth of a volt |

picovolt | A unit of potential equal to one trillionth of a volt |

Broader | potential unit | A measure of the potential energy of a unit charge at a given point in a circuit relative to a reference point (ground) |
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Spanish | voltio |
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Catalan | volt |
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Adjectives | voltaic | pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action |
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