electric discharge

Definitions of electric discharge
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n electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

Synonyms:
arc, discharge, electric arc, spark
Types:
brush discharge
discharge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles
Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire, corona, corona discharge, corposant, electric glow
an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
flashover
an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
Type of:
electrical conduction
the passage of electricity through a conductor

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