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static electricity

noun

Simple Definition of static electricity

  • : electricity that collects on the surface of something and does not flow as a current and can cause a mild shock if you touch it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of static electricity

  1. :  electricity that consists of isolated motionless charges (as those produced by friction)

Examples of static electricity in a sentence

  1. In dry weather, static electricity can cause clothes to cling.



Circa 1844

First Known Use of static electricity

circa 1844


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