electric current


noun Electricity.

the time rate of flow of electric charge, in the direction that a positive moving charge would take and having magnitude equal to the quantity of charge per unit time: measured in amperes.

Nearby words

  1. electric cell,
  2. electric chair,
  3. electric charge,
  4. electric circuit,
  5. electric constant,
  6. electric dipole moment,
  7. electric discharge,
  8. electric displacement,
  9. electric eel,
  10. electric eye

Origin of electric current

First recorded in 1830–40

Also called current, electricity.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for electric current

electric current

noun

another name for current (def. 8)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012