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electron-volt

[ih-lek-tron-vohlt] /ɪˈlɛk trɒnˌvoʊlt/
noun, 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 −19 joules.
Abbreviation: eV, ev.
Origin of electron-volt
1925-1930
1925-30
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electron volt in Medicine

electron volt n.
Abbr. eV, ev
A unit of energy equal to the energy acquired by an electron falling through a potential difference of one volt, approximately 1.602 × 10-19 joule.

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electron volt in Science
electron volt  
A unit used to measure the energy of subatomic particles. One electron volt is defined as the energy needed to move an electron (which has an electric charge equal to -1) across an electric potential of one volt.
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