static electricity

noun

Definition of static electricity

  1. :  electricity that consists of isolated motionless charges (as those produced by friction)

Examples of static electricity in a sentence

  1. In dry weather, static electricity can cause clothes to cling.

1838

First Known Use of static electricity

1838


STATIC ELECTRICITY Defined for English Language Learners

static electricity

noun

Definition of static electricity for English Language Learners

  • : electricity that collects on the surface of something and does not flow as a current and can cause a mild shock if you touch it


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