Definition of Electric arc
1. Noun. Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
Specialized synonyms: Brush Discharge, Corona, Corona Discharge, Corposant, Electric Glow, Saint Elmo's Fire, Saint Elmo's Light, Saint Ulmo's Fire, Saint Ulmo's Light, St. Elmo's Fire, Flashover
Generic synonyms: Electrical Conduction
Derivative terms: Spark
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Literary usage of Electric arc
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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"II Scl Am S 81:380-1 Je 10 '16 Electric lamps, Arc Incandescent : electric arc In vapors and gases at reduced pressures. WA Darrah. ..."
2. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1892)
"THE electric arc AND ITS USE IN LIGHTING. PROF. THOMSON : Mr. President and gentlemen : My object in selecting the title of this paper was to have a brief ..."
3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The electric arc may be produced between any conducting ... the true electric arc rapidly changes its place, flickering about and frequently becoming ..."
4. The Astrophysical Journal by American Astronomical Society, University of Chicago (1905)
"FABRY Most salts when placed in the electric arc give no spectrum other than that ... In analyzing the light of an electric arc taken between hollow carbons ..."
5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
""The Rotation of the electric arc." By ALEXANDER PELHAM TROTTER, BA Communicated by SILVANUS P. THOMPSON, FRS Received June 12, 1894. ..."
6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"X. " On an Arrangement of the electric arc for the Study of the Radiation of Vapours, together "with Preliminary Results." By GD LIVEING, MA, FRS, ..."
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