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Meaning of electric field

elec'tric field'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Elect. Elect.
  1. a vector quantity from which is determined the magnitude and direction of the forceon a charged particle due to the presence of other charged particles, accelerated charged particles, or time-varying currents. Symbol: E
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