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Related to direct current: alternating current
n. Abbr. DC
An electric current flowing in one direction only.
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(General Physics) a continuous electric current that flows in one direction only, without substantial variation in magnitude. Abbreviation: DC Compare alternating current
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an electric current of constant direction, having a magnitude that does not vary or varies only slightly. Abbr.: DC Compare alternating current.
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An electric current that always flows in the same direction.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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