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law of conservation of charge

noun, Physics.

conservation of charge

noun, Physics.
1.
the principle that the total electric charge of a system is constant.
Also called law of conservation of charge.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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conservation of charge

noun
1.
the principle that the total charge of any isolated system is constant and independent of changes that take place within the system
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conservation of charge  
A conservation law stating that the total electric charge of a closed system remains constant over time, regardless of other possible changes within the system.
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