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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body.
  • n. Electric discharge resulting from the accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An electric charge that has built up on an insulated body, often due to friction.
  • n. The electric discharge from such a body.
  • n. Electrostatics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See the Note under Electricity, 1.

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

  • n. electricity produced by friction

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