displacement current

noun

Definition of displacement current

: a limited shifting of electric components that occurs within a dielectric when a voltage is applied to or removed from it (as in charging or discharging a capacitor) and that corresponds to the current in the circuit supplying the voltage

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“Displacement current.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/displacement%20current. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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