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direct current

n. Abbr. DC
An electric current flowing in one direction only.

direct current

n
(General Physics) a continuous electric current that flows in one direction only, without substantial variation in magnitude. Abbreviation: DC Compare alternating current

direct′ cur′rent


n.
an electric current of constant direction, having a magnitude that does not vary or varies only slightly. Abbr.: DC Compare alternating current.
[1885–90]
di•rect′-cur′rent, adj.

di·rect current

(dĭ-rĕkt′)
An electric current flowing in one direction only, as in a battery. Compare alternating current. See Notes at current, Tesla.

direct current

An electric current that always flows in the same direction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.direct current - an electric current that flows in one direction steadily
electrical energy, electricity - energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor; "they built a car that runs on electricity"
alternating current, alternating electric current, AC - an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally; "In the US most household current is AC at 60 cycles per second"
Translations

direct current

n (Elec) → corrente f continua
References in classic literature ?
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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has launched a newly branded lineup, D-SMiree Diamond-Smart Medium Voltage Direct Current Distribution Network System for Innovative Reliable Economical Ecology for medium- and low-voltage direct-current (MV/LV DC) distribution systems of voltages 1,500V DC and below.
The effect of direct current on the human being is less harmful than that of alternating current.
Tesla and Edison had different views about electricity; Tesla wanted to develop an alternate current while Edison wanted to stick to the direct current system.
A converter station converts the direct current back into alternating current for subsequent transmission and distribution.
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They cover principles of self-commutating conversion, multi-level voltage source conversion, multi-level reinjection, modelling and controlling converter dynamics, pulse-width-modulation high-voltage direct current transmission, ultra-high-voltage voltage-source conversion transmission, ultra-high-voltage self-commutating current-source conversion transmission, back-to-back asynchronous interconnection, low-voltage high-direct-current AC-DC conversion, and power conversion for high-energy storage.

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