Origin of direct current
OTHER WORDS FROM direct currentdi·rect-cur·rent, adjective
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Among them, in the early 1960s, was the development of a defibrillator that used direct current to reestablish a normal heartbeat when an arrhythmia occurs.Bernard Lown, physician who rallied doctors against nuclear war, dies at 99|Emily Langer|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
This arrangement can be used with direct-current circuits only.
Now of all machines perhaps the most docile and easily managed is the direct-current electric motor.Marvels of Scientific Invention|Thomas W. Corbin
Direct-current impulses sent out by the dispatcher operate these magnets, one of which is slow and the other quick-acting.Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2|Kempster Miller
The positive electrode in the direct-current arc is consumed approximately twice as fast as the negative electrode.
The alternating-current arc is much noisier than the direct-current arc, but with very high frequencies this noise ceases.
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The electric current (see also current) in which the electrons flow in one direction only. (Compare alternating current (AC).)