emf vs voltage what difference

what is difference between emf and voltage

English

Noun

emf (countable and uncountable, plural emfs)

  1. (physics) Alternative letter-case form of EMF (“electromotive force”)

References

  • John A. Haslem (April 23, 2007) Webster’s New Pocket Style Guide (Custom), John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, →ISBN, page 286 of 352: “EMF or emf, electromotive force”
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, University of Chicago Press, 2003, →ISBN, page 582: “emf electromotive force”
  • CBE Style Manual Committee (1983) CBE Style Manual: A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers in the Biological Sciences, 5 edition, Council of Biology Editors, →ISBN, page 247 of 324: “emf: electromotive force”

Anagrams

  • EFM, FEM, MEF, fem, fem-, fem.


English

Etymology

volt +‎ -age, ultimately derived from the name of Alessandro Volta, inventor of the modern battery.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /voʊltɪdʒ/
  • Hyphenation: volt‧age

Noun

voltage (countable and uncountable, plural voltages)

  1. (physics) The difference in electrostatic potential between two points in space, especially between live and neutral conductors or the earth.
    The voltage between the wires is too low to produce a spark.
    Be careful when opening high-voltage equipment.

Translations

Derived terms

  • dual-voltage
  • high-voltage
  • voltage divider
  • voltagelike

French

Pronunciation

Noun

voltage m (plural voltages)

  1. voltage

Synonyms

  • tension

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