Flashover definition

flăshōvər
An unintended electric arc, as between two pieces of apparatus.
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The temperature point at which the heat in an area is high enough to ignite all flammable material simultaneously.
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An undesired electrical discharge across an insulator, between a high potential and the ground, etc.
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The near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.
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An unintended electric discharge or arc over or around an insulator.
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Noun

Singular:
flashover
Plural:
flashovers

Origin of flashover