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arc-back

[ahrk-bak] /ˈɑrkˌbæk/
noun, Electronics.
1.
an undesirable phenomenon, occurring in rectifier tubes, in which current flows in the reverse direction, from anode to cathode, as a result of arcing, limiting the usable voltage of the tube.
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