The volt is the derived unit of electric potential difference, electromotive force, or voltage in the International System of Units (SI). It is represented by the symbol "V" and is named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta. One volt is defined as the electric potential difference across a conductor when a current of one ampere dissipates one watt of power.
In simpler terms, the volt measures the force or pressure that drives electric current through a circuit. It represents the potential difference between two points in a circuit, indicating how much energy is required to move a unit of electric charge from one point to another.