carrying charge

noun

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

Example Sentences

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, 9 June 2016 Co-op residents — often referred to as member-owners — pay monthly fees called carrying charges. Nneka Mcguire And Nicholas Padiak, chicagotribune.com, 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, 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, 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, 13 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of carrying charge was in 1914

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“Carrying charge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carrying%20charge. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

carrying charge

noun

: a charge added to the price of merchandise sold on the installment plan

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