HyperDic: electric_arc

English > 1 sense of the expression electric arc:
NOUNphenomenonelectric arc, discharge, spark, arc, electric dischargeelectrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
English > electric arc: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaningelectrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
Synonymsdischarge, spark, arc, electric discharge
Narrowerbrush dischargeDischarge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles
corona discharge, corona, corposant, St. Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, electric glowAn electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
flashoverAn unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
Broaderelectrical conductionThe passage of electricity through a conductor / conductor
Spanisharco voltaico, chispa, descarga eléctrica
Catalanarc elèctric, arc

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