Voltage vs. Current

Voltage vs. Current — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Voltage and Current

Voltagenoun

A measure of the difference in electric potential between two points in space, a material, or an electric circuit, expressed in volts.

Currentadjective

Belonging to the present time; present-day

current events.current leaders.my current address.

Voltagenoun

(physics) The difference in electrostatic potential between two points in space, especially between live and neutral conductors or the earth.

The voltage between the wires is too low to produce a spark.Be careful when opening high-voltage equipment.

Currentadjective

Being in progress now

current negotiations.

Voltagenoun

the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts

Currentadjective

Commonly accepted or used; prevalent

current fashions.current technology.

Voltagenoun

the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts

Currentadjective

Passing from one to another; circulating, as money or a rumor

current bills and coins.

Currentadjective

Running; flowing.

Currentnoun

A steady, smooth onward flow or movement

a current of air from a fan.a current of spoken words.

Currentnoun

The part of a body of liquid or gas that has a continuous onward movement

rowed out into the river's swift current.

Currentnoun

A general tendency, movement, or course.

Currentnoun

A flow of electric charge.

Currentnoun

The amount of electric charge flowing past a specified circuit point per unit time, usually expressed in amperes.

Currentnoun

The part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction.

Currentnoun

(electricity) The time rate of flow of electric charge.

Currentnoun

A tendency or a course of events.

Currentadjective

Existing or occurring at the moment.

current events;current leaders;current negotiations

Currentadjective

Generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment.

current affairs;current bills and coins;current fashions

Currentadjective

(obsolete) Running or moving rapidly.

Currentnoun

a flow of electricity through a conductor;

the current was measured in amperes

Currentnoun

a steady flow (usually from natural causes);

the raft floated downstream on the currenthe felt a stream of air

Currentnoun

dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;

two streams of development run through American historystream of consciousnessthe flow of thoughtthe current of history

Currentadjective

occurring in or belonging to the present time;

current eventsthe current topiccurrent negotiationscurrent psychoanalytic theoriesthe ship's current position