direct current

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of direct current

: an electric current flowing in one direction only and substantially constant in value abbreviation DC

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First Known Use of direct current

1849

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  • : an electric current that is flowing in one direction only


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: an electric current flowing in one direction only

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direct current

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medical Definition of direct current

: an electric current flowing in one direction only and substantially constant in value abbreviation DC


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