[syn: voltaic, galvanic]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Voltaic \Vol*ta"ic\, a. [Cf. F. volta["i]que, It. voltaico.]
1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised
apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical
action, and established this branch of electric science;
discovered by Volta; as, voltaic electricity.
2. Of or pertaining to voltaism, or voltaic electricity; as,
voltaic induction; the voltaic arc.
Note: See the Note under Galvanism.
Voltaic arc, a luminous arc, of intense brilliancy, formed
between carbon points as electrodes by the passage of a
powerful voltaic current.
Voltaic battery, an apparatus variously constructed,
consisting of a series of plates or pieces of dissimilar
metals, as copper and zinc, arranged in pairs, and
subjected to the action of a saline or acid solution, by
which a current of electricity is generated whenever the
two poles, or ends of the series, are connected by a
conductor; a galvanic battery. See Battery, 4.
(b), and Note.
Voltaic circuit. See under Circuit.
Voltaic couple or Voltaic element, a single pair of the
connected plates of a battery.
Voltaic electricity. See the Note under Electricity.
Voltaic pile, a kind of voltaic battery consisting of
alternate disks of dissimilar metals, separated by
moistened cloth or paper. See 5th Pile.
Voltaic protection of metals, the protection of a metal
exposed to the corrosive action of sea water, saline or
acid liquids, or the like, by associating it with a metal
which is positive to it, as when iron is galvanized, or
coated with zinc.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical
action; "a galvanic cell"; "a voltaic (or galvanic)
couple" [syn: voltaic, galvanic]
n 1: a group of Niger-Congo languages spoken primarily in
southeastern Mali and northern Ghana [syn: Gur,