international volt

international volt

[¦in·tər¦nash·ən·əl ′vōlt]
(electricity)
A unit of potential difference or electromotive force, equal to 1/1.01858 of the electromotive force of a Weston cell at 20°C; it has been superseded by the volt, and is equal to 1.00034 volts.
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In designing the standard-cell comparator for preassigned limits of reference emf and of unknown emf in terms of the "international volt", the impending change to the "absolute volt" (equals [10.sup.3] cgs electromagnetic units of emf) was kept in mind, with the result that no structural alterations in the comparator will be required when the change becomes effective.
The comparator is designed to use a reference cell having any value of emf between the limits 1.017500 and 1.019100 international volts. When the impending change in the electrical units takes place, the emf of a cell which is 1.019100 international volts will be approximately 1.019500 absolute volts.

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