electric current


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electric current

n
(General Physics) another name for current8
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electric current - a flow of electricity through a conductorelectric current - a flow of electricity through a conductor; "the current was measured in amperes"
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
juice - electric current; "when the wiring was finished they turned on the juice"
thermionic current - an electric current produced between two electrodes as a result of electrons emitted by thermionic emission
Translations
sähkövirta
stroomsterkte
correntecorrente elétrica
električni tok
ström

electric current

ncorrente f elettrica
References in classic literature ?
Here, without the use of a battery, with no more electric current than that made by a couple of magnets, all the waves of a sound had been carried along a wire and changed back to sound at the farther end.
What remained to be done was to construct such a machine and find out how the electric current could best be brought into harness.
He was a third-generation specialist in the nature of speech, and he knew that for the transmission of spoken words there must be "a pulsatory action of the electric current which is the exact equivalent of the aerial impulses.
I tested the electric signals from the gatling platform to the cave, and made sure that they were all right; I tested and retested those which commanded the fences -- these were signals whereby I could break and renew the electric current in each fence independently of the others at will.
There was no doubt but that the grasshopper controlled an electric current intended to blow up the powder-magazine!
It would be the safest possible place--so long as one was not in the line of the electric current.
Let the press strike off millions of copies; let the electric currents sweep it round the world; wherever men meet and speak, let them speak of it in fear and trembling.
KHAIRPUR -- One died, three injured in electric current on Sunday.
No matter how low the voltage of the electric current or magnetism that enters my body, I can still feel it.
One-atom thick materials can be susceptible to defects that interrupt the flow of electric current, and being able to see and predict those flaws could help scientists to improve the technology.
This is because when an electric current flows under room temperature, it is impossible to distinguish individual electrons - even though the laws of physics tell us they are there - much less observe them one at a time.
Hassan, 26, died of electric current after he touched a electric wire besides Shell Petrol Pump gate located in Port Qasim Area.