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electricity Idioms & Phrases


Animal electricity

  • the electricity developed in some animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc.
Webster 1913

atmospheric electricity

  • noun electrical discharges in the atmosphere
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conservation of electricity

  • noun the principle that the total electric charge of a system remains constant despite changes inside the system
    conservation of charge.
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current electricity

  • noun a flow of electric charge
    current electricity.
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dynamic electricity

  • noun a flow of electric charge
    current electricity.
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Dynamical electricity

  • . See under Electricity.
Webster 1913

Franklinic electricity

  • electricity produced by friction; called also statical electricity.
Webster 1913

magneto-electricity

Mag`net*o-e`lec*tric"i*ty noun
Definitions
  1. Electricity evolved by the action of magnets.
  2. (Physics) That branch of science which treats of the development of electricity by the action of magnets; -- the counterpart of electro-magnetism.
Webster 1913

negative 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.
Webster 1913

Organic electricity

  • . See under Electricity.
Webster 1913

Positive electricity

  • (Elec), the kind of electricity which is developed when glass is rubbed with silk, or which appears at that pole of a voltaic battery attached to the plate that is not attacked by the exciting liquid; formerly called vitreous electricity; opposed to negative electricity.
Webster 1913

Resinous electricity

  • (Elec.), electricity which is exited by rubbing bodies of the resinous kind. See Negative electricity, under Negative.
Webster 1913

static electricity

  • noun electricity produced by friction
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Statical electricity

  • . See Note under Electricity, 1.
Webster 1913

Vitreous electricity

  • (Elec.), the kind of electricity excited by rubbing glass with certain substances, as silk; positive electricity; opposed to resinous, or negative, electricity.
Webster 1913

Voltaic electricity

  • . See the Note under Electricity.
Webster 1913

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