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elec'tromo'tive force'

the energy available for conversion from nonelectric to electric form, or vice versa, per unit of charge passing through the source of the energy; the potential difference between the terminals of a source of electrical energy: expressed in volts. Abbr.: emf Also called pressure.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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