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spark gap

n.
A gap in an otherwise complete electric circuit across which a discharge occurs at a prescribed voltage.

spark gap

n
(Electronics) the space between two electrodes across which a spark can jump. Sometimes shortened to: gap

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n.
1. a space between two electrodes, across which a discharge of electricity may take place.
2. the electrodes and the space between, considered as a unit: used in ignition systems.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spark gap - a component of an ignition systemspark gap - a component of an ignition system; consists of two shaped electrodes and the space between them
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
ignition system, ignition - the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
2.spark gap - the gap between two high-potential terminals
crack, gap - a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
induction coil - a coil for producing a high voltage from a low-voltage source
Translations
kärkivälikipinäväli
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