Definition of voltage in English:


Pronunciation /ˈvɒltɪdʒ//ˈvəʊltɪdʒ/


  • An electromotive force or potential difference expressed in volts.

    ‘the ratio of two voltages’
    mass noun ‘the distortion is proportional to voltage’
    • ‘These devices need two external ceramic capacitors to produce stable, efficient positive voltages.’
    • ‘Each can be configured from any of nine output modules, spanning voltages from 1.45 to 59V.’
    • ‘The plasma screen consists of tiny gas plasma cells that are charged at exact electrical voltages to make a picture.’
    • ‘Then measure the voltage and current by attaching your volt meter to the two pieces of metal.’
    • ‘In this case, the power supply needs to supply a range of voltages at very low current, and often uses doubling and trebling techniques.’