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Meaning of electron-volt

e•lec•tron-volt

Pronunciation: (i-lek'tron vōlt"), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. a unit of energy, equal to the energy acquired by an electron accelerating through a potential difference of one volt and equivalent to 1.602 × 10 joules. Abbr.: eV, ev
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