from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of potential difference, equal to one hundred-millionth of a volt.

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  • noun electricity, electrical engineering, dated A unit of electrical potential equal to one hundred millionth of a volt (10-8 volts), used in the centimeter-gram-second system of units.

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  • noun a unit of potential equal to one-hundred-millionth of a volt


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ab- (“absolute”) +‎ volt


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