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ALTERNATING CURRENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alternating current mean? 

ALTERNATING CURRENT (noun)
  The noun ALTERNATING CURRENT has 1 sense:

1. an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally

  Familiarity information: ALTERNATING CURRENT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALTERNATING CURRENT (noun)


Sense 1alternating current [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

alternating current; AC

Context example:

In the US most household current is AC at 60 cycles per second

Hypernyms ("alternating current" is a kind of...):

electrical energy; electricity (energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor)

Antonym:

direct current (an electric current that flows in one direction steadily)


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