Definition of Electric current

1. Noun. A flow of electricity through a conductor. "The current was measured in amperes"

Exact synonyms: Current
Generic synonyms: Electrical Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Juice, Thermionic Current

Definition of Electric current

1. Noun. (physics) A movement of electrons ¹

2. Noun. A flow of electricity through a conductor ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electric Current

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electric current (current term)
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Literary usage of Electric current

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"It is increasing the electric current. Now an ordinary force, ... Has the electric current, when thus produced, either momentum or kinetic energy ? ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Accordingly we find the passage of the electric current accompanied by ... We have already seen how to measure the strength of an electric current in a ..."

3. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"SECTION V. THE UTILIZATION OF THE CURRENT IN ELECTRIC FURNACES.1 Effects Produced by electric current: The heating and magnetic effects of electric currents ..."

4. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"It was soon observed that, just as the concentration of a solution of silver nitrate is decreased by the passage of the electric current, so the activity of ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"True electric current arises solely from convection of the atomic charges or electrons; this current is therefore not restricted as to form in any way. ..."

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