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Electric arc   /ɪlˈɛktrɪk ɑrk/   Listen
Electric arc

Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.  Synonyms: arc, discharge, electric discharge, spark.

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"Electric arc" Quotes from Famous Books

... see his infant dynamo, the first of its kind, developed into a machine not only sufficiently powerful to maintain electric arc lights, but also into a form sufficiently practicable to be continuously engaged in producing such light, in one of the lighthouses on the English coast. Holmes produced such a machine in 1862, or some years before Faraday's ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV • John Lord

Words linked to "Electric arc" :   corona discharge, brush discharge, Saint Ulmo's fire, electric glow, electrical conduction, corona, corposant, arc, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire, flashover

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