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Noun: Volta  vól-tu
  1. Italian physicist after whom the volt is named; studied electric currents and invented the voltaic pile (1745-1827)
    - Count Alessandro Volta, Conte Alessandro Volta, Conte Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
     
  2. A river in Ghana that flows south to the Bight of Benin

Type of: physicist, river

Part of: Ghana, Gold Coast, Republic of Ghana

Encyclopedia: Volta, California