electrical phenomenon

Definitions of electrical phenomenon
  1. noun
    a physical phenomenon involving electricity
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    amperage
    the strength of an electrical current measured in amperes
    capacitance, capacity, electrical capacity
    an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
    elastance, electrical elastance
    the reciprocal of capacitance
    charge, electric charge
    the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
    pyroelectricity
    generation of an electric charge on certain crystals (such as tourmaline) as a result of a change in temperature
    current, electric current
    a flow of electricity through a conductor
    dielectric heating
    heating of an insulator by a high-frequency electric field
    inductance, induction
    an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    electric potential, potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltage
    the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
    conductance
    a material's capacity to conduct electricity; measured as the reciprocal of electrical resistance
    electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, ohmic resistance, resistance, resistivity
    a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
    reactance
    opposition to the flow of electric current resulting from inductance and capacitance (rather than resistance)
    reluctance
    (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)
    skin effect
    the tendency of high-frequency alternating current to distribute near the surface of a conductor
    distortion
    a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal)
    electrical disturbance
    electrical signals produced by unwanted sources (atmospherics or receiver noise or unwanted transmitters)
    electromotive force, emf, voltage
    the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts
    electrostatic charge
    the electric charge at rest on the surface of an insulated body (which establishes and adjacent electrostatic field)
    positive charge
    having a deficiency of electrons; having a higher electric potential
    negative charge
    having a surplus of electrons; having a lower electric potential
    mutual induction
    generation of electromotive forces in each other by two adjacent circuits
    self-induction
    generation of an electromotive force (EMF) in a circuit by changing the current in that circuit; usually measured in henries
    juice
    electric current
    evoked potential
    the electrical response of the central nervous system produced by an external stimulus
    resting potential
    the potential difference between the two sides of the membrane of a nerve cell when the cell is not conducting an impulse
    ohmage
    the ohmic resistance of a conductor
    amplitude distortion, nonlinear distortion
    distortion that occurs when the output signal does not have a linear relation to the input signal
    thermionic current
    an electric current produced between two electrodes as a result of electrons emitted by thermionic emission
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    physical phenomenon
    a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
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