Voltaism
Voltaism Vol"ta*ism, n. [Cf. F. volta["i]sme.] (Physics) That form of electricity which is developed by the chemical action between metals and different liquids; voltaic electricity; also, the science which treats of this form of electricity; -- called also {galvanism}, from Galvani, on account of his experiments showing the remarkable influence of this agent on animals. [1913 Webster]

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  • voltaism — [väl′tə iz΄əm] n. [< VOLTA(IC) + ISM] GALVANISM (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • voltaism — /vohl teuh iz euhm, vol /, n. the branch of electrical science that deals with the production of electricity or electric currents by chemical action. [1805 15; after A. VOLTA; see ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • voltaism — SYN: galvanism …   Medical dictionary

  • voltaism — n. creation of electricity through chemical reactions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • voltaism — n. Galvanism …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • voltaism — vol·ta·ism …   English syllables

  • voltaism — /ˈvɒltəˌɪzəm/ (say voltuh.izuhm) noun the branch of electrical science that deals with the production of electricity or electric currents by chemical action …   Australian English dictionary

  • voltaism — ˈvältəˌizəm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary voltaic (I) + ism : galvanism 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • galvanism — Voltaism Vol ta*ism, n. [Cf. F. volta[ i]sme.] (Physics) That form of electricity which is developed by the chemical action between metals and different liquids; voltaic electricity; also, the science which treats of this form of electricity;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Volta-electric — Vol ta e*lec tric, a. Of or pertaining to voltaic electricity, or voltaism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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