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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
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