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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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.