Origin of electromotive

First recorded in 1800–10; electro- + motive
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British Dictionary definitions for electromotive


  1. of, concerned with, producing, or tending to produce an electric current
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electromotive in Science


  1. Capable of accelerating electric charges and creating electric current; having electric potential.
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