electromotive force

noun elec·tro·mo·tive force \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˌmō-tiv- , -trə- \

Definition of electromotive force

: something that moves or tends to move electricity; especially : the apparent force that drives a current around an electrical circuit and that is equivalent to the potential difference between the terminals of the circuit

First Known Use of electromotive force

1824

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electromotive force

noun elec·tro·mo·tive force \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˌmōt-iv-, -trə- \

medical Definition of electromotive force

: something that moves or tends to move electricity : the potential difference derived from an electrical source (as a cell or generator) per unit quantity of electricity passing through the source

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