electrical discharge

Definitions of electrical discharge

n a discharge of electricity

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impulse, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, neural impulse
the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber
a transient variation in voltage or current
atmospheric electricity
electrical discharges in the atmosphere
action potential
the local voltage change across the cell wall as a nerve impulse is transmitted
an acronym for emissions of light and very low frequency perturbations due to electromagnetic pulse sources; extremely bright extremely short (less than a msec) electrical flashes forming a huge ring (up to 400 km diameter) in the ionosphere
blue jet, jet, reverse lightning
atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward
abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
red sprites, sprites
atmospheric electricity (lasting 10 msec) appearing as globular flashes of red (pink to blood-red) light rising to heights of 60 miles (sometimes seen together with elves)
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the sudden giving off of energy

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