Positive electricity

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(Elec) the kind of electricity which is developed when glass is rubbed with silk, or which appears at that pole of a voltaic battery attached to the plate that is not attacked by the exciting liquid; - formerly called vitreous electricity; - opposed to negative electricity.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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