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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A discharge between the terminals of an electrical machine under conditions such that the dielectric is rendered luminous although no sparks appear. The term is sometimes used to designate the luminous discharge in vacuum-tubes as well as the discharge in air.


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