conservation of charge

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Definition of conservation of charge

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

First Known Use of conservation of charge

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Conservation of charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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