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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In electricity, stray current, due to leakage or deficient insulation, which, while not of sufficient intensity to melt fuses or open circuit breakers, is detrimental to the circuit in which it flows if of long duration; specifically, such a current in telegraphic and telephonic circuits.

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