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electron volt, electronvolt, eV

1. A unit of energy equal to the energy acquired by an electron falling through a potential difference of one volt.

2. A unit of energy defined as the kinetic energy acquired by an electron that is accelerated through a potential difference of one volt; equivalent to 1.6022 x 10

3. A unit of energy used in atomic and nuclear physics, equal to the energy gained by an electron.

4. A unit of electrical energy used in nuclear physics.

2. A unit of energy defined as the kinetic energy acquired by an electron that is accelerated through a potential difference of one volt; equivalent to 1.6022 x 10

^{-19}joules.3. A unit of energy used in atomic and nuclear physics, equal to the energy gained by an electron.

4. A unit of electrical energy used in nuclear physics.

It is equal to the energy gained by an electron when it moves from one point to a point higher in potential by one volt and it is a unit of energy or work, not of voltage.

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