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  • n. the static electric energy of a charged body; the quantity of unbalanced positive or negative ions in or on an object; measured in coulombs
  • n. a quantum number of some subatomic particles which determines their electromagnetic interactions; by convention the electron has an electric charge of -1, the proton +1 and quarks have fractional charge

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • same as electricity{1}.

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

  • n. the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons

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