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electron volt


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Noun electron volt has 1 sense
  1. electron volt, eV - a unit of energy equal to the work done by an electron accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt
    --1 is a kind of work unit, heat unit, energy unit

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Term: Electron Volt


An electron volt (eV) is a unit of energy used in physics. It is defined as the amount of energy gained or lost by a single electron when it moves across an electric potential difference of one volt.


Sense 1: Physics

  1. Noun: In physics, an electron volt is a unit of energy measurement.
  2. Example Sentence: The energy of an electron in an atom can be measured in electron volts.

Sense 2: Popular

  1. Noun: Electron volts are often used to describe the energy levels of subatomic particles.
  2. Example Sentence: The particle's energy was calculated to be 3.5 million electron volts.

Sense 3: Local

  1. Noun: In local jargon, electron volt can refer to a measure of the electrical potential difference experienced by electrons in a specific region.
  2. Example Sentence: The circuit was designed to provide a high electron volt to ensure efficient electron flow.

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