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Meaning of ALTERNATING CURRENT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally; "In the US most household current is AC at 60 cycles per second"
 
 Synonyms: AC
 
 Antonyms: DC, direct current
 
 See Also: electrical energy, electricity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al"ter*nat`ing cur"rent\ (Elec.)
A current which periodically changes or reverses its
direction of flow.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absorption current, AC, active current, conduction current, convection current, cycle, DC, delta current, dielectric displacement current, direct current, displacement current, eddy current, electric current, electric stream, emission current, exciting current, free alternating current, galvanic current, high-frequency current, idle current, induced current, induction current, ionization current, juice, low-frequency current, magnetizing current, multiphase current, pulsating direct current, reactive current, rotary current, single-phase alternating current, stray current, thermionic current, thermoelectric current, three-phase alternating current, voltaic current, watt current
 

 

 

 

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