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electric dipole moment

noun, Electricity.
a vector quantity associated with two equal charges of opposite sign separated by a specified distance, having magnitude equal to the product of the charge and the distance between the charges and having direction from the negative to the positive charge along the line between the charges.
Also called electric moment. Unabridged
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  • And now suddenly, in an electric moment of sympathy, his past had revealed itself.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • For one electric moment it looked as though Linda were about to refuse.

  • If she cared for him—and what else had her eyes told him in the golden glow of that electric moment?

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • I could almost see my electric moment walking down the compartment to meet me.

  • In that electric moment I do not doubt that the patriotism of even the worst of the conspirators for an instant broke forth.

  • There followed a tense, electric moment of silence as the two men eyed each other.

    Warrior of the Dawn Howard Carleton Browne
  • In that electric moment my heart went out in sympathy to every man who had bartered honor, country, all for a woman's kiss.

electric moment in Science
electric moment  
See dipole moment.
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