conservation of charge

noun phrase

: a principle in physics: the total electric charge of an isolated system remains constant irrespective of whatever internal changes may take place

Examples of conservation of charge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were originally proposed to ensure that quantum chromodynamics, which describes the behavior of the strong force that holds protons and neutrons together, doesn't break the conservation of charge parity. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 21 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conservation of charge was in 1949

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“Conservation of charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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