voltage etymology

English word voltage comes from English -age, English volt

Detailed word origin of voltage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age English (eng) Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.. Forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee. Forming nouns indicating a place. Forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result. Forming nouns indicating a rate. Forming nouns of a state or relationship.
volt English (eng) In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical potential and electromotive force (voltage); the potential difference across a conductor when a current of one ampere uses one watt of power. Symbol: V (fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.. A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a centre makes two concentric tracks.
voltage English (eng) (physics) The difference in electrostatic potential between two points in space.. The potential difference between live conductors and neutral conductors or the earth in a system when in operation.

Words with the same origin as voltage

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