Definition of Voltaic

1. Noun. A group of Niger-Congo languages spoken primarily in southeastern Mali and northern Ghana.

Exact synonyms: Gur
Generic synonyms: Niger-congo



2. Adjective. Pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action. "A voltaic (or galvanic) couple"
Exact synonyms: Galvanic
Category relationships: Electricity
Partainyms: Galvanism, Voltage
Derivative terms: Galvanism, Volt

Definition of Voltaic

1. a. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science; discovered by Volta; as, voltaic electricity.

2. a. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science; discovered by Volta; as, voltaic electricity.

Definition of Voltaic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta or his work. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Burkina Faso, previously known as Upper Volta ¹

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Gur languages of Africa, from Niger-Congo family. ¹

4. Adjective. of or relating to electricity; galvanic ¹

5. Adjective. producing electricity by chemical action ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Voltaic

1. voltaism [adj] - See also: voltaism

Medical Definition of Voltaic

1. 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science; discovered by Volta; as, voltaic electricity. 2. Of or pertaining to voltaism, or voltaic electricity; as, voltaic induction; the voltaic arc. See the Note under Galvanism. Voltaic arc, a luminous arc, of intense brilliancy, formed between carbon points as electrodes by the passage of a powerful voltaic current. Voltaic battery, an apparatus variously constructed, consisting of a series of plates or pieces of dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, arranged in pairs, and subjected to the action of a saline or acid solution, by which a current of electricity is generated whenever the two poles, or ends of the series, are connected by a conductor; a galvanic battery. See Battery, 4, and Note. Voltaic circuit. See Circuit. Voltaic couple or element, a single pair of the connected plates of a battery. Voltaic electricity. See the Note under Electricity. Voltaic pile, a kind of voltaic battery consisting of alternate disks of dissimilar metals, separated by moistened cloth or paper. See 5th Pile. Voltaic protection of metals, the protection of a metal exposed to the corrosive action of sea water, saline or acid liquids, or the like, by associating it with a metal which is positive to it, as when iron is galvanised, or coated with zinc. Origin: Cf. F. Voltaique, It. Voltaico. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Voltaic

voltage-gated channel
voltage clamp
voltage divider
voltage drop
voltage gated ion channel
voltage gradient
voltage loop
voltage multiplier
voltage multipliers
voltage regulator
voltage spike
voltage spikes
voltagelike
voltages
voltagraphy
voltaic (current term)
voltaic batteries
voltaic battery
voltaic cell
voltaic cells
voltaic couple
voltaic couples
voltaic pile
voltaic taste
voltaism
voltaisms
voltaite
voltameter
voltameters
voltammeter

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