Definition of Kilovolt

1. Noun. A unit of potential equal to a thousand volts.

Exact synonyms: Kv
Generic synonyms: Potential Unit
Terms within: V, Volt



Definition of Kilovolt

1. n. A unit of electromotive force equal to one thousand volts.

Definition of Kilovolt

1. Noun. One thousand ( 103 ) volts. Symbol: kV or KV. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kilovolt

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

Medical Definition of Kilovolt

1. A unit of electrical potential, potential difference, or electromotive force, equal to 103 volts. Abbreviation: kv Origin: kilo + volt (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kilovolt

kilopound
kilopounds
kilorad
kilorads
kilorayleigh
kilorayleighs
kiloroentgen
kiloroentgens
kilos
kilosecond
kiloseconds
kilostere
kilosteres
kiloton
kilotons
kilovolt (current term)
kilovolt-ampere
kilovoltmeter
kilovolts
kiloware
kilowatt
kilowatt-hour
kilowatt-hours
kilowatt hour
kilowatts
kiloyear
kiloyears
kilp
kilps
kilt

Literary usage of Kilovolt

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1911)
"For the sake of convenience, these curves refer to voltage per phase of 100 and the corresponding values of current and kilovolt-amperes for any other ..."

2. The Elements of Electrical Transmission: A Text-book for Colleges and by Olin Jerome Ferguson (1911)
"Take the distribution of load as expressed in kilovolt-amperes and spaced an ... In the first part of the table is shown the total kilovolt- amperes of each ..."

3. Electrical Machinery: A Practical Study Course on Installation, Operation by Fred Anzley Annett (1921)
"... kilovolt'AMPERES AND POWER FACTOR. How Current Builds up in a Direct-current Circuit.— In a direct-current system, if a constant pressure of E volts is ..."

4. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1913)
"Assume that a community will require 100 kilovolt-ampere capacity and of this ... If we should represent say a 50 kilovolt-ampere 22,ooo-volt transformer as ..."

5. Union Engineering Handbook: Pumping Machinery, Air Compressors, Condensers by Earl P. Ordway, Union Steam Pump Company (1921)
"Kilowatts kilovolt-Ampere (AC unit) = Power Factor Power factor. In an alternating current circuit, it is customary to refer to the product of the effective ..."

6. Union Engineering Handbook: Pumping Machinery, Air Compressors, Condensers by Earl P. Ordway, Union Steam Pump Company (1921)
"1 kilovolt= 1000 volts. 1 Millivolt =.001 volts. Resistance (R). All substances offer a resistance to the passage of electricity through them, ..."

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