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 Dictionary entry overview: What does electric current mean? 

  The noun ELECTRIC CURRENT has 1 sense:

1. a flow of electricity through a conductor

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

 Dictionary entry details 


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A flow of electricity through a conductor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena


current; electric current

Context example:

the current was measured in amperes

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

electrical phenomenon (a physical phenomenon involving electricity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "electric current"):

juice (electric current)

thermionic current (an electric current produced between two electrodes as a result of electrons emitted by thermionic emission)

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