A derived unit of SI, the proper formula using SI base units is m2 kg s-3 A-1.

One volt is equal to one joule gained by each coulomb of charge.
ie. 3 V means each coulomb of charge gained 3 joules of energy in going through the 'source' (of Electro-motive Force).

Volt (?), n. [F. volte; cf. It. volta. See Vault.]

1. Man.

A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks.

2. Fencing

A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.


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Volt, n. [After Alessandro Volta, the Italian electrician.] Elec.

The unit of electro-motive force; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by United States Statute as, that electro-motive force which steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will produce a current of one ampere. It is practically equivalent to 1000/1434 the electro-motive force of a standard Clark's cell at a temperature of 15° C.


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