electric charge

noun

Definition of electric charge

: a definite quantity of electricity, either negative or positive, usually regarded as a more or less localized population of electrons separated or considered separately from their corresponding protons or vice versa : the quantity of electricity held by a body and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons

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“Electric charge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electric%20charge. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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