electric charge: Meaning and Definition of

elec'tric charge'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Physics. Physics.
  1. one of the basic properties of the elementary particles of matter giving rise to all electric and magnetic forces and interactions. The two kinds of charge are given negative and positive algebraic signs: measured in coulombs. Also called
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