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electromotive

[ih-lek-truh-moh-tiv]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to, producing, or tending to produce a flow of electricity.
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Origin of electromotive

First recorded in 1800–10; electro- + motive
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Examples from the Web for electromotive

Historical Examples

  • Currents for street cars have an electromotive force of from 550 to 660 volts.

    Physics

    Willis Eugene Tower

  • The quantity ½Ir2w is the electromotive force due to the disk.

    Lord Kelvin

    Andrew Gray

  • The electromotive force of one cell of a Daniell battery is about one volt.

  • The electromotive force of this cell when new is about 1.47 volts.

  • The electromotive power of this element may be as high as 1.8 D.


British Dictionary definitions for electromotive

electromotive

adjective
  1. of, concerned with, producing, or tending to produce an electric current
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electromotive in Science

electromotive

[ĭ-lĕk′trō-mōtĭv]
  1. Capable of accelerating electric charges and creating electric current; having electric potential.
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