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electrostatic generator

n.
Any of various devices, including the electrophorus, the Wimshurst machine, and especially the Van de Graaff generator, that generate high voltages by accumulating large quantities of electric charge.

electrostatic generator

n
(Electrical Engineering) any device for producing a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity

elec′trostat′ic gen′erator


n.
a machine that generates electricity by accumulating electric charge, as by friction.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.electrostatic generator - electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricityelectrostatic generator - electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
electrophorus - a simple electrostatic generator that generates repeated charges of static electricity
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