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Definition of "electric current" []

  • A movement of electrons. (noun)
  • A flow of electricity through a conductor. (noun)

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Use "electric current" in a sentence
  • "In the base of the tube — which was filled with explosive — was a thin iridio-platinum wire, and when the Director Layer pressed the trigger an electric current would flow across and fuse it, firing the explosive which would in turn explode the cordite charge."
  • "In addition, Hoxa Sound, which he had been told was unguarded, was defended by hydrophones, which picked up the sound of approaching ships; by seabed cables, which caused a galvanometer needle to flick when an electric current was induced by the magnetic field of a crossing vessel; and by mines, which could be detonated electrically from the shore."
  • "The jury recommended death, and Judge Sylvester Close agreed, offering these chilling words to Yates: “An electric current will be sent through your body until you are determined to be dead.”"