The removal or transference of an electric charge, as by the
conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy.
From M.E. deschargen, from O.Fr. deschargier "unload," from L.L. discarricare, from → dis- "do the opposite of" + carricare "to load a cart," from carrus "cart."
bâr-e barqi (#)
Fr.: charge électrique
Fr.: décharge électrique
The flow of electricity through a gas, resulting in the emission of radiation that is characteristic of the gas and of the intensity of the current.
bâr-e elektron (#)
Fr.: charge de l'électron
Fr.: charge électrostatique
A quantity of electricity at rest on the surface of an insulator or an insulated conductor.
Fr.: charge libre
An electric charge which is not held by another charge, in contrast to a → bound charge.
Fr.: charge négative
An electric charge that has the same sign as the electron.
bâr-e haste-yi (#)
Fr.: charge nucléaire
The positive electric charge on the nucleus of an atom.
Same as → bound charge.
Fr.: charge positive
A charge having sign opposite to that of the electron.
bâr-e fazâyi (#)
Fr.: charge d'espace
Electricity: An electric charge belonging to a cloud of electrons lying between
a cathode and plate within an electric tube.
Fr.: charge spécifique
The electric charge to mass ratio of an elementary particle.
Fr.: charge non liée
Same as → free charge.