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Current electricity   /kˈərənt ɪlˌɛktrˈɪsəti/   Listen
Current electricity

A flow of electric charge.  Synonym: dynamic electricity.

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"Current electricity" Quotes from Famous Books

... stopped many times a second, and this, as we know, induces corresponding currents in the secondary which appear as sparks at the discharging points. The effect of the apparatus is enhanced by interpolating a "condenser" C C in the primary circuit. A condenser is a form of Leyden jar, suitable for current electricity, and consists of layers of tinfoil separated from each other by sheets of paraffin paper, mica, or some other convenient insulator, and alternate foils are connected together. The wires joining each set of plates are the poles of the condenser, and when these ...
— The Story Of Electricity • John Munro

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