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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An electric light produced by the voltaic arc; the electric current passing between a pair of carbon-points slightly separated. See electric and voltaic arc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Elec.) The light of an arc lamp. See arc lamp under lamp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes

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