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atmospheric electricity

noun
1.
static electricity produced by charged particles in the atmosphere.
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  • atmospheric electricity, for example, may perhaps yet be utilized.

  • Franklin was once asked, "What is the use of your discovery of atmospheric electricity?"

    The Jest Book Mark Lemon
  • No other question relating to atmospheric electricity has, in recent years, been so much debated as this.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • Would it act the same with atmospheric electricity as with that in our laboratories?

    Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion
  • He subsequently extended the application of the electrolytic theory to the phenomena of atmospheric electricity.

  • They are popularly spoken of as thunderbolts, though they have nothing whatever to do with atmospheric electricity.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • However, the phenomena of atmospheric electricity, which have become noticeable since the use of wire, may be described here.

    Sounding the Ocean of Air A. Lawrence Rotch
  • atmospheric electricity is the free electricity of the air which is almost always present in the atmosphere.

  • Many electrical conductors should be placed so as to prevent the slow or the rapid effects of atmospheric electricity.

    Consolations in Travel Humphrey Davy
  • The same philosopher has likewise contrived to decompose water by atmospheric electricity.

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