space charge


: an electric charge distributed throughout a three-dimensional region

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of space charge was in 1913

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“Space charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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