pertaining to, producing, or tending to produce a flow of electricity.
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How to use electromotive in a sentence
Rusty lead, so to speak, so connected with bright lead, has a high electromotive force.Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
The electromotive forces produced are proportional to the number of lines of force cut per second.
In the account of the experiment just given, electric currents are produced, while in Law I, electromotive forces are mentioned.
Now whenever an electric conductor cuts magnetic lines of force an electromotive force is induced in the conductor.
The curve of Fig. 440 represents one cycle, that is, one complete series of changes in the electromotive forces.
British Dictionary definitions for electromotive
of, concerned with, producing, or tending to produce an electric current
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Scientific definitions for electromotive
Capable of accelerating electric charges and creating electric current; having electric potential.
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