voltage

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EtymologyEdit

volt +‎ -age, ultimately derived from the Alessandro Volta, inventor of the modern battery.

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voltage ‎(plural voltages)

  1. (physics) The difference in electrostatic potential between two points in space.
    The voltage between the wires is too low to produce a spark.
  2. The potential difference between live conductors and neutral conductors or the earth in a system when in operation.
    Be careful when opening high-voltage equipment.

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