Definition of Flashover

1. Noun. An unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator).




Definition of Flashover

1. Noun. The near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area. ¹

2. Noun. An unintended electric discharge or arc over or around an insulator ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flashover

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flashover

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flashing
flashing collar
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flashingly
flashings
flashlamp
flashlamps
flashless
flashlight
flashlight battery
flashlight fish
flashlights
flashmob
flashmobs
flashover (current term)
flashovers
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flasht
flashtube
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flask
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flasking

Literary usage of Flashover

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

1. Hydro-electric Power by Lamar Lyndon (1916)
"The insulator shall stand without failure: (a) A test for flashover, dry, of three times the potential between line wires, applied for 1 min. ..."

2. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1910)
"We interpret the operating results differently. For example, considering the .'58 cases of flashover found upon inspecting the ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1920)
"The ratio of puncture to flashover in any unit is a very important feature of its design and one which unfortunately has been neglected in most conventional ..."

4. Transactionsby American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1869)
"1370 1941 flashover and Corona Correction on Small Ceramic Bushings, High Altitude. Pendleton 1324-30 1947 flashover, Atmospheric Variations and Apparatus. ..."

5. Transactions by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1918)
"The difference in the stress in the air around the insulators just below flashover voltage dry was very marked. Insulators F, G and J of the proposed type ..."

6. Data for Room Fire Model Comparisons by Richard D. Peacock (1993)
"Post-flashover burning of these upholstered items was also seen not to be significantly ... •Various relationships for predicting flashover were examined ..."

7. Transactions by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1911)
"If the sections in the insulator could be tested in a denser atmosphere permitting of a higher test potential than that which would cause flashover in the ..."

8. Health Pass: An Evaluation of a Managed Care Program for Certain (1993)
"Post-flashover burning of these upholstered items was also ... •Various relationships for predicting flashover were examined considering the present data. ..."

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