conservation of charge

noun Physics.

the principle that the total electric charge of a system is constant.

Origin of conservation of charge

First recorded in 1945–50
Also called law of conservation of charge. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for conservation of charge

conservation of charge


the principle that the total charge of any isolated system is constant and independent of changes that take place within the system
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conservation of charge in Science

conservation of charge

A conservation law stating that the total electric charge of a closed system remains constant over time, regardless of other possible changes within the system.
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