Definition of Electric field

1. Noun. A field of force surrounding a charged particle.

Specialized synonyms: Electrostatic Field
Generic synonyms: Field, Field Of Force, Force Field

Definition of Electric field

1. Noun. (electricity physics) A region of space around a charged particle, or between two voltages; it exerts a force on charged objects in its vicinity. ¹

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Medical Definition of Electric field

1. A property of a patch of space which causes the acceleration of electric charges located at that patch of space. The acceleration is given by a = qE/m, where q is the charge, E the electric field vector, and m the mass of the particle. Electric fields are generated by the presence of charges and/or the time variation of magnetic fields (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Electric Field

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electric current
electric currents
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electric discharge
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electric fan
electric field (current term)
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Literary usage of Electric field

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

1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1904)
"On the Dynamics of the electric field. By Professor JJ THOMSON. [Read 16 February 1903.] In Recent Researches in Electricity and Magnetism it is shown that ..."

2. The Elements of Physics: A College Text-book by Edward Leamington Nichols, William Suddards Franklin (1896)
"PROPERTIES OF THE electric field. 447. electric field; intensity at a point. — An electric field is a region in which an electric charge is acted upon by a ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk ( Maxwell (1873)
"The electric field..] The electric field is the portion of space in the ... If an electrified body be placed at any part of the electric field it will be ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1900)
"If we admit that the diminution of volume of the ether at each point is proportional to the resultant intensity of the electric field, then the part of the ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"... of the reversal of the charge on many negative colloids by hydrogen ion,1 to examine the direction of migration of the particles in an electric field. ..."

6. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"This provides us with a definition of a unit of electric force, for it is the strength of an electric field at that point where a small conductor carrying a ..."

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