Words starting with vo

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Meaning of Volta

Volta means: A turning; a time; -- chiefly used in phrases signifying that the part is to be repeated one, two, or more times; as, una volta, once. Seconda volta, second time, points to certain modifications in the close of a repeated strain.

Meaning of Volta-electric

Volta-electric means: Of or pertaining to voltaic electricity, or voltaism.

Meaning of Volta-electrometer

Volta-electrometer means: An instrument for the exact measurement of electric currents.

Meaning of Voltage

Voltage means: Electric potential or potential difference, expressed in volts.

Meaning of Voltagraphy

Voltagraphy means: In electrotypy, the act or art of copying, in metals deposited by electrolytic action, a form or pattern which is made the negative electrode.

Meaning of Voltaic

Voltaic means: 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.

Meaning of Voltaic

Voltaic means: Of or pertaining to voltaism, or voltaic electricity; as, voltaic induction; the voltaic arc.

Meaning of Voltairean

Voltairean means: Of or relating to Voltaire, the French author.

Meaning of Voltairism

Voltairism means: The theories or practice of Voltaire.

Meaning of Voltaism

Voltaism means: That form of electricity which is developed by the chemical action between metals and different liquids; voltaic electricity; also, the science which treats of this form of electricity; -- called also galvanism, from Galvani, on account of his experiments showing the remarkable influence of this agent on animals.

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Meaning of Zonaria

Zonaria means: A division of Mammalia in which the placenta is zonelike.

Meaning of Zonar

Zonar means: A belt or girdle which the Christians and Jews of the Levant were obliged to wear to distinguish them from Mohammedans.

Meaning of Zonal

Zonal means: Of or pertaining to a zone; having the form of a zone or zones.

Meaning of Zona

Zona means: A zone or band; a layer.

Meaning of Zonae

Zonae means: of Zona

Meaning of Zomboruk

Zomboruk means: See Zumbooruk.

Meaning of Zollverein

Zollverein means: Literally, a customs union; specifically, applied to the several customs unions successively formed under the leadership of Prussia among certain German states for establishing liberty of commerce among themselves and common tariff on imports, exports, and transit.

Meaning of Zokor

Zokor means: An Asiatic burrowing rodent (Siphneus aspalax) resembling the mole rat. It is native of the Altai Mountains.

Meaning of Zoisite

Zoisite means: A grayish or whitish mineral occurring in orthorhombic, prismatic crystals, also in columnar masses. It is a silicate of alumina and lime, and is allied to epidote.

Meaning of Zoilism

Zoilism means: Resemblance to Zoilus in style or manner; carping criticism; detraction.

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