electric field

noun
|Updated on: 27 Jul 2018

Definition of electric field

: a region associated with a distribution of electric charge or a varying magnetic field in which forces due to that charge or field act upon other electric charges

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1879

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electric field

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: a region associated with a distribution of electric charge or a varying magnetic field in which forces due to that charge or field act upon other electric charges

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