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alternating current definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally; "In the US most household current is AC at 60 cycles per second" [syn: alternating current, AC, alternating electric current] [ant: DC, direct current, direct electric current]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1839 an electric current that reverses its direction at regularly recurring intervals abbreviation AC

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Alternating current Al"ter*nat`ing cur"rent (Elec.) A current which periodically changes or reverses its direction of flow.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(alternating currents) An alternating current is an electric current that continually changes direction as it flows. The abbreviation AC is also used. N-VAR

Moby Thesaurus

AC, DC, absorption current, active current, conduction current, convection current, cycle, delta current, dielectric displacement current, direct current, displacement current, eddy current, electric current, electric stream, emission current, exciting current, free alternating current, galvanic current, high-frequency current, idle current, induced current, induction current, ionization current, juice, low-frequency current, magnetizing current, multiphase current, pulsating direct current, reactive current, rotary current, single-phase alternating current, stray current, thermionic current, thermoelectric current, three-phase alternating current, voltaic current, watt current




 


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