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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 of electric displacement
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for electric-displacement

electric displacement

(physics) the electric flux density when an electric field exists in free space into which a dielectric is introduced D Also called electric flux density
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electric-displacement in Science
electric displacement  
See electric flux density.
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