electric dis placement

electric displacement

noun Electricity.
the part of the electric field that is determined solely by free charges, without reference to the dielectric properties of the surrounding medium: measured in coulombs per square meter. Symbol: D
Also called displacement.


Origin:
1880–85

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electric displacement
 
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physics D, Also called: electric flux density the electric flux density when an electric field exists in free space into which a dielectric is introduced

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electric displacement  
See electric flux density.
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