- the application of voltage to an electric device, as an electron-tube circuit, an antenna, or a dynamotor, often for producing a magnetic field in the device.
- the voltage applied.
Origin of excitation
Examples from the Web for excitation
Historical Examples of excitation
I may read him to-day with enjoyment, but safe from excitation.Waiting for Daylight
Henry Major Tomlinson
Now, every vital action supposes an excitation or irritation.
Is there not here all the excitation in the world for our sorrow, our pity, our indignation?Revolution and Other Essays
Their recollection is not an act of the will, but an excitation by the object that originally produced it.Sound Mind
On September 14 he tried various experiments on the excitation of electricity.The Royal Institution
- the current in a field coil of a generator, motor, etc, or the magnetizing current in a transformer
- (as modifier)an excitation current
late 14c., from Old French excitation, from Latin excitationem (nominative excitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of excitare (see excite).