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basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites A , amp , ampere
unit of current equal to 10 amperes abamp , abampere
electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally AC , alternating current
current that reverses its direction periodically, electrical AC , alternating current
electric current AC , alternating , DC , direct
principle that governs current accounting practice and that is used as a reference to determine the appropriate treatment of complex transactions accounting principle , accounting standard
old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles) alternator
meter that measures the flow of electrical current in amperes ammeter
electric current unit amp , ampere
strength of a electrical current measured in amperes amperage
former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere) ampere , international ampere
unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second ampere-second , C , coulomb
(electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current amplification
amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input amplification , gain
negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current anode
lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes arc lamp , arc light
arrangement of coils used in sensitive electrical instruments; the coils are arranged to give zero resultant external magnetic field when a current passes through them and to have zero electromotive force induced in them by an external magnetic field astatic coils
radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding einsteinium with alpha particles (Md is the current symbol for mendelevium but Mv was formerly the symbol) atomic number 101 , Md , mendelevium , Mv
informed on current events au courant
budget is balanced when current expenditures are equal to receipts balanced budget
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