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electric arc

n.
A luminous discharge of current that is formed when a strong current jumps a gap in a circuit or between two electrodes.
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Noun1.electric arc - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric fieldelectric arc - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
brush discharge - discharge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles
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, corona - an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
flashover - an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
electrical conduction - the passage of electricity through a conductor
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No, it's an electrical arc flash created when conductive objects such as wires, connectors, or tools get too close to a high amperage source.

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