What does electric current mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. current, electric current(noun)

    a flow of electricity through a conductor

    "the current was measured in amperes"


  1. electric current(Noun)

    A movement of electrons

  2. electric current(Noun)

    A flow of electricity through a conductor


  1. Electric current

    An electric current is a flow of electric charge. Electric charge flows when there is voltage present across a conductor. In electric circuits this charge is often carried by moving electrons in a wire. It can also be carried by ions in an electrolyte, or by both ions and electrons such as in a plasma. The SI unit for measuring an electric current is the ampere, which is the flow of electric charges through a surface at the rate of one coulomb per second. Electric current can be measured using an ammeter. Electric currents cause many effects, notably heating, but also induce magnetic fields, which are widely used for motors, inductors and generators.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of electric current in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of electric current in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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