Coulomb force


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Coulomb force

n.
The force exerted by stationary objects bearing electric charge on other stationary objects bearing electric charge, being repulsive if the objects have charges of the same sign, and attractive if the objects have charges of opposite signs. The strength of the force is described by Coulomb's law. Also called electrostatic force.

[After Charles Augustin de Coulomb.]
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