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Related to negative electricity: Positive electricity
|(Elec.)||the kind of electricity which is developed upon resin or ebonite when rubbed, or which appears at that pole of a voltaic battery which is connected with the plate most attacked by the exciting liquid; - formerly called resinous electricity. Opposed to positive electricity. Formerly, according to Franklin's theory of a single electric fluid, negative electricity was supposed to be electricity in a degree below saturation, or the natural amount for a given body. See Electricity.|
See also: Negative
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.