elementary charge

noun
plural elementary charges

Definition of elementary charge

: a fundamental constant that is the smallest known quantity of electricity and that has a value (either positive or negative) of 1.602176634 ×10-19 coulombs

First Known Use of elementary charge

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Elementary charge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elementary%20charge. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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