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volt1

 
pronunciation:
volt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a unit of force for measuring electric current. (abbreviated: V)
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The Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) invented the first electric battery. It became known as the Voltaic cell. After Volta's death, a unit of measurement was named after him in honor of his contribution to science.
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