direct current

noun

Definition of direct current

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

First Known Use of direct current

1849


DIRECT CURRENT Defined for English Language Learners

direct current

noun

Definition of direct current for English Language Learners

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


DIRECT CURRENT Defined for Kids

direct current

noun

Definition of direct current for Students

  1. :  an electric current flowing in one direction only


Medical Dictionary

direct current

noun

Medical Definition of direct current

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



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