Definition of Abvolt

1. Noun. A unit of potential equal to one-hundred-millionth of a volt.

Generic synonyms: Potential Unit
Group relationships: V, Volt

Definition of Abvolt

1. Noun. (context: 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. ¹

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Definition of Abvolt

1. a unit of electromotive force [n -S]

Medical Definition of Abvolt

1. The CGS electromagnetic unit of difference of potential equal to 10-8 volt. The potential difference between two points such that 1 erg of work will be done when 1 abcoulomb of charge moves from point to point. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Abvolt

abvolt (current term)

Literary usage of Abvolt

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Direct-current Machines by Alexander Suss Langsdorf (1919)
"Thus, referring. to (14), if a conductor cuts one line of magnetic force per second, the induced emf will be 1 abvolt; or, by (15) if a closed coil ..."

2. Advanced Theory of Electricity and Magnetism: A Textbook for Colleges and by William Suddards Franklin, Barry MacNutt (1919)
"Definition of the abvolt.— An electric generator has an electromotive force of one ... The abvolt may be denned on the ..."

3. General Physics: An Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by William Suddards Franklin, Barry MacNutt (1916)
"The abvolt is the electromotive force between the terminals of a resistance ... when one abvolt causes the current in the circuit to increase at the rate of ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1903)
"According to this plan the CGS magnetic unit of emf would be the abvolt ... We would also have the following ratios: 1 abvolt = 0.01 microvolt = 10"* volt 1 ..."

5. Electricity and Magnetism for Engineers by Harold Pender (1918)
"This latter unit, which is the product of an abvolt (1 abvolt = 10~8 volts) by a second has been given the name "maxwell." The relation between the maxwell ..."

6. Electric Waves: An Advanced Treatise on Alternating-current Theory by William Suddards Franklin (1909)
"This equation defines the abvolt per centimeter. (iv) F= qe in which F is the force in dynes exerted upon a charge q by an electric field of which the ..."

7. Principles of Electrical Engineering by Harold Pender (1911)
"The cgs electromagnetic unit of electric intensity is the abvolt per centimeter; ... These units are related to one another as follows: 1 abvolt per ..."

8. Ready Reference Tables: Volume I. Conversion Factors of Every Unit Or by Carl Hering (1904)
"Aprx. means within 2%. By "volt" is meant international volt unless otherwise stated, v is the velocity of light. 1 COS unit (elmg) = 1 abvolt 0-000 0000 ..."

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