voltaic

voltaic 1813, designating electricity produced by chemical action, formed in recognition of Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), who perfected a chemical process used in electrical batteries, + -IC (Cf. -ic).

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  • Voltaic — Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • voltaic — VOLTÁIC, Ă, voltaici, ce, adj. Care se referă la pilele electrice sau la bateria electrică inventată de Volta. ♢ Arc voltaic = arc electric. [pr.: ta ic] – Din fr. voltaïque. Trimis de ana zecheru, 08.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  voltáic adj. m. (sil …   Dicționar Român

  • voltaic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ referring to electricity produced by chemical action in a primary battery; galvanic …   English terms dictionary

  • Voltaic — [väl tā′ik] n. a branch of the Niger Congo language subfamily, including languages spoken in Burkina Faso and parts of Mali, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Togo …   English World dictionary

  • voltaic — [väl tā′ik] adj. [after VOLTA1 Conte Alessandro + IC] 1. designating or of electricity produced by chemical action; galvanic 2. used in so producing electricity …   English World dictionary

  • voltaic — adjective Etymology: Alessandro Volta Date: 1812 of, relating to, or producing direct electric current by chemical action (as in a battery) ; galvanic < voltaic cell > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • voltaic — adjective /vɒlˈteɪɪk/ a) of, or related to electricity; galvanic b) producing electricity by chemical action See Also: voltaic cell, volt, voltage …   Wiktionary

  • voltaic — adj. archaic of electricity from a primary battery; galvanic (voltaic battery) …   Useful english dictionary

  • voltaic — /vol tay ik, vohl /, adj. 1. Elect. noting or pertaining to electricity or electric currents, esp. when produced by chemical action, as in a cell; galvanic. 2. (cap.) of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta. [1805 15; after A. VOLTA; see IC] * * * …   Universalium

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