point charge


noun

an electric charge considered to exist at a single point, and thus having neither area nor volume.

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Origin of point charge

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for point charge

  • These charges and positions can be calculated from the result for a single sphere and point-charge.

    Lord Kelvin|Andrew Gray
  • Again take the case of two parallel infinite planes under the influence of a point-charge between them.

    Lord Kelvin|Andrew Gray