from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An electric current flowing in one direction only.
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- n. an electric circuit in which voltage and current do not vary with time
- n. an electric current in which the electrons flow in one direction, but may vary with time
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A current flowing in one direction only; -- distinguished from
alternating current. When steady and not pulsating a direct current is often called a continuous current.
- A direct induced current, or momentary current of the same direction as the inducing current, produced by stopping or removing the latter; also, a similar current produced by removal of a magnet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an electric current that flows in one direction steadily
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