from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The tendency of alternating current to flow near the surface of a conductor.

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  • noun physics The tendency of alternating current to distribute itself in a conductor such that the current density is greater near the surface than near the core. The effect increases with frequency.

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

  • noun the tendency of high-frequency alternating current to distribute near the surface of a conductor


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