voltage

Part of speech: noun

Electromotive force as measured or expressed in volts.

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Usage examples "voltage":

  1. 22 for making changes in the grid voltage is simple but it doesn't let us change the voltage by less than that of a single battery cell. - "Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son", John Mills.
  2. During 1858, Farmer, who, like Edison, was a ceaseless investigator, had made a series of studies upon the production of light by electricity, and had even invented an automatic regulator by which a number of platinum lamps in multiple arc could be kept at uniform voltage for any length of time. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
  3. The last look, the last word, the last smile, even the last shilling, have all a peculiarly melancholy import; but the last voltage, to one who has lived, as it were, on travelling- who has slept for weeks and months under the shadow of the forest trees, and dwelt among the wild romantic scenes of the wilderness- has a peculiar and thrilling interest. - "Hudson Bay", R.M. Ballantyne.