earth current


Definition of earth current

: an electric current flowing through the ground that is set up by either natural or man-made differences of potential

called also ground current

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First Known Use of earth current

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Earth current.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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