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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negative charge(noun)

    having a surplus of electrons; having a lower electric potential

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Negative Charge

    One of the two kinds of electric charges. The other is the positive. By the double fluid hypothesis this is assumed to be a charge of a particular kind of electricity--negative electricity. By the single fluid hypothesis it is supposed to be caused by the absence of part of the normal electricity of a surface. The reverse is held by some theorists. The subject is so purely theoretical that neither of the two hypotheses is accepted as final. [Transcriber's note: Current is a wire is the motion of negative electrons. Current in a electrolyte is the motion of positive ions and negative ions. Current in a plasma is the motion of electrons and positive ions.]

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