electric arc(redirected from Arc, Electric)
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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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|Noun||1.||electric 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