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Noun: volt  vówlt or vólt
  1. 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
    - V

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Derived forms: volts

Type of: potential unit

Part of: kilovolt, kV

Encyclopedia: Volt