Meaning of electric current

elec'tric cur'rent

Pronunciation: [key]
— Elect. Elect.
  1. the time rate of flow of electric charge, in the direction that a positive moving charge would take and having magnitude equal to the quantity of charge per unit time: measured in amperes. Also called
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