noun Date: 1890 1. electric potential or potential difference expressed in volts 2. intensity of feeling

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  • voltage — [ vɔltaʒ ] n. m. • 1890; de volt ♦ Force électromotrice ou différence de potentiel mesurée en volts (emploi critiqué).⇒ tension. ♢ Nombre de volts pour lequel un appareil électrique fonctionne normalement. ● voltage nom masculin (de volt)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Voltage — Vol tage, n. (Elec.) Electric potential or potential difference, expressed in volts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voltage —   [engl.], Spannung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • voltage — (n.) 1890, from VOLT (Cf. volt) + AGE (Cf. age) …   Etymology dictionary

  • voltage — ► NOUN ▪ an electromotive force or potential difference expressed in volts …   English terms dictionary

  • voltage — [vōl′tij] n. electromotive force, or difference in electrical potential, measured in volts and equal to the current times the resistance: symbol, E …   English World dictionary

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  • voltage — [1] A difference in electrical potential between one end of a circuit and the other. Also called electromotive force (EMF). Voltage causes current to flow. Measured in volts. [2] Term used to indicate the electrical potential or electromotive… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • voltage — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ high, low ▪ constant ▪ mains, supply ▪ Most house lighting runs at the full mains voltage of 240 volts. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • voltage — n. 1) to step up (the) voltage 2) high; low voltage 3) (misc.) a voltage surge * * * [ vəʊltɪdʒ] low voltage (misc.) a voltage surge high to step up (the) voltage …   Combinatory dictionary

  • voltage — UK [ˈvəʊltɪdʒ] / US [ˈvoʊltɪdʒ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms voltage : singular voltage plural voltages physics the amount of power in an electric current, measured in volts a low voltage power line a sudden drop in mains voltage …   English dictionary

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