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Joule effect

noun, Physics.
the generation of heat by the passage of electricity through a resistance.
Origin of Joule effect
1875-80; named after J. P. Joule Unabridged
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Joule effect

noun (physics)
Also called Joule heating. the production of heat as the result of a current flowing through a conductor See Joule's law
an increase in length of certain ferromagnetic materials when longitudinally magnetized
Word Origin
C20: named after James Prescott Joule
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