negative electricity

negative electricity
noun
: electricity of which the elementary unit is the electron

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the electricity present in a body or substance that has an excess of electrons, as the electricity developed on a resin when rubbed with flannel. Cf. positive electricity.
[1745-55]

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negative electricity noun
Electricity arising from the excess of electrons
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Main Entry:negate

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negative electricity,
electricity in which the electron is the elementary unit.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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