from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to electrical tension: applied by Faraday to what at one time he erroneously belived to be a peculiar latent state or condition of a conductor near another conductor through which an electric current was flowing.
- Of, pertaining to, or produced by electrotonus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Physics) Of or pertaining to electrical tension; -- said of a supposed peculiar condition of a conducting circuit during its exposure to the action of another conducting circuit traversed by a uniform electric current when both circuits remain stationary.
- adjective (Physiol.) Relating to electrotonus.
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- adjective Of, or pertaining to, or caused by
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Again and again the relation of conductors and non-conductors has been shown to be one not of opposition in kind, but only of degree (1334, 1603.); and, therefore, for this, as well as for other reasons, it is probable, that what will affect a conductor will affect an insulator also; producing perhaps what may deserve the term of the electrotonic state (60. 242. 1114.