A fundamental property of matter. Protons and the nuclei of atoms have a positive charge; electrons have a negative charge; neutrons have no charge. Normally, each atom has as many protons as it has electrons and thus has no net electrical charge; in other words, it is neutral. Charged substances have an imbalance of positive and negative charges, a net charge that exerts a force on other charged substances. Charges that are both positive or both negative repel each other; charges that are different attract.
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This was very blunt and surprising to hear from any official in charge of an aviation disaster.
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The mother's lips could not finish the charge she was about to put upon her innocent child.
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Louis was not less astonished at this charge, than the Empress had been at the communication which aroused it.
The Countess drew a beautiful miniature from its case, which lay on the sofa near her, and presented it to her young charge.