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VOLTAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does voltage mean? 

VOLTAGE (noun)
  The noun VOLTAGE has 2 senses:

1. the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts
2. the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts

  Familiarity information: VOLTAGE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VOLTAGE (noun)


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Meaning:

The rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

electromotive force; emf; voltage

Hypernyms ("voltage" is a kind of...):

electrical phenomenon (a physical phenomenon involving electricity)


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Meaning:

The difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

electric potential; potential difference; potential drop; potential; voltage

Hypernyms ("voltage" is a kind of...):

electrical phenomenon (a physical phenomenon involving electricity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "voltage"):

evoked potential (the electrical response of the central nervous system produced by an external stimulus)

resting potential (the potential difference between the two sides of the membrane of a nerve cell when the cell is not conducting an impulse)


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