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electrostatic generator

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noun Physics, Electricity.
  1. Van de Graaff generator.
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Origin of electrostatic generator

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for electrostatic generator

electrostatic generator

noun
  1. any device for producing a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity
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electrostatic generator in Science

electrostatic generator

  1. Any of various devices, including the electrophorus, the Wimshurst machine, and especially the Van de Graaff generator, that generate or store high voltages by accumulating static electric charge.
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