from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Producing electro-motion; producing, or tending to produce, electricity or an electric current; causing electrical action or effects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to electromotion; producing or produced by electromotion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. concerned with or producing electric current
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A PHEV is first and foremost an electro-motive drive like a train.
This then, which can be seen by the Lenz law of electro-motive force, resists the force I am applying to the charged particle.
Through this property a current is made of a high electro-motive force, which means of a high voltage, and this disturbs the ether with such intensity that the waves are sent out in all directions to immense distances.
It is the electro-motive force of one volt and the current intensity of one ampere.
It were vain however to attempt to express this in figures, because the electro-motive force of different batteries varies to so great an extent, that a number of cells of some batteries of low intensity yield a current so feeble as to be barely appreciable in the bath, while the same number of cells of a battery of high intensity, furnish a current that few persons can bear without pain.
When the transmitting battery was applied thereto, the excessive electro-motive force of the latter overpowered the current from the auxiliary battery and exerted, by means of a positive current, an electro-chemical action upon the chemical receiving paper, producing a mark.
The electro-motive force of the battery, E ', is preferably made about one-third as great as that of the battery, E. [Illustration]
Among electricians of the same country, what by one is called _electro-motive force_ is by another styled _difference of potential_, by a third _tension_, and even
Mr. Skey also showed by very carefully conducted experiments that the metallic sulphides are not only better conductors of electricity than has hitherto been supposed, but that when paired they were capable of exhibiting strong electro-motive power.
Now, these changes do not all operate in one direction, nor are they all of similar character, whence it is that not only are there earth currents of feeble electro-motive force, but that this E.M.F. is constantly varying, and that, furthermore, electricity of high E.M.F. is to be met with in various parts of the atmosphere.