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charge density

noun, Physics.
the measure of electrical charge per unit area of a surface or per unit volume of a body or medium. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for charge density
  • In this case, gravity compresses the lattice, creating a positive charge density toward the bottom of the conductor.
  • The total charge density is: where the soft charge density is.
  • Red areas represent higher values of charge density, while blue areas represent lower values of charge density.
  • These parameters include current density and charge density.
  • The high-velocity electrons are treated as sources for the charge density waves in the plasma.
  • The figure shows the charge density calculated for two of these sheets.
British Dictionary definitions for charge density

charge density

the electric charge per unit volume of a medium or body or per unit area of a surface
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charge density in Science
charge density  
The electric charge per unit area or per unit volume of a body or of a region of space.
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