conservation of charge


noun Physics.

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

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Origin of conservation of charge

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for conservation of charge

conservation of charge

noun

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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Scientific definitions for conservation of charge

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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