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overvoltage

[oh-ver-vohl-tij] /ˈoʊ vərˌvoʊl tɪdʒ/
noun
1.
Electricity. excess voltage.
2.
Physics. the amount by which the voltage applied to an ionization chamber exceeds the Geiger-Müller threshold.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; over- + voltage
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  • The intent is to limit the damage that results from an overvoltage condition to that of several blown fuses in a crate.
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  • All outputs of the power supply are protected for both overvoltage and overcurrent.
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  • The pilot stated that while taxiing, the airplane's overvoltage light activated and several circuit breakers popped.
British Dictionary definitions for overvoltage

overvoltage

/ˈəʊvəˌvəʊltɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a voltage above the normal level
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