- a property of certain fundamental particles of all matter, as electrons (negative charges) and protons or positrons (positive charges) that have a force field associated with them and that can be separated by the expenditure of energy: electrical charge can be generated by friction, induction, or chemical change and is manifested by an accumulation of electrons on an atom or body, constituting a negative charge, and a loss of electrons, constituting a corresponding positive charge
- an electric current
- an electric charge
- the branch of physics dealing with electricity
- electric current supplied as a public utility for lighting, heating, etc.
- strong emotional tension, excitement, etc.
Origin of electricitysee electric