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corona discharge


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electrical discharge characterized by a corona and occurring when one of two electrodes in a gas has a shape causing the electric field at its surface to be significantly greater than that between the electrodes.

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

  • n. an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere


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