carrying charge


Definition of carrying charge

1 : expense incident to ownership or use of property
2 : a charge added to the price of merchandise sold on the installment plan

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Recent Examples on the Web One of the clearest examples is the fractional quantum Hall effect, in which instead of an electron that carries charge as the building block, one observes the fundamental building block to be fragments of an electron that carry fractional charges. Quanta Magazine, "An Explorer of Quantum Borderlands," 9 June 2016 Co-op residents — often referred to as member-owners — pay monthly fees called carrying charges. Nneka Mcguire And Nicholas Padiak,, "50 years after the Fair Housing Act passed, black Chicagoans reflect on refuge found in South Side co-op," 16 Apr. 2018 These can affect the electrodes, the lithium that carries charge, and the electrolyte that allows the lithium to transit between the electrodes. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New lithium-air battery survives hundreds of cycles," 22 Mar. 2018 He was charged once before with a weapons offense in 2014, but that unlawful carry charge was dropped when he was convicted of driving while intoxicated. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, ""Cryptic notes" found along with guns in downtown Hyatt, causing suspicion among investigators," 2 Jan. 2018 The paper, published in the journal Joule, details how scientists added a compound made up of phosphorus and sulfur elements to the electrolyte liquid, which carries charge within batteries. NBC News, "Electric cars' driving range may be set for a big step forward," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of carrying charge

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Carrying charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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