Definition of electric field in English:

electric field

Syllabification: e·lec·tric field


  • A region around a charged particle or object within which a force would be exerted on other charged particles or objects.
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    • Likewise, Faraday thought that electric fields somehow manipulated charged particles with ghostly hands.
    • Electrically charged particles have electric fields around them as a result of their charge.
    • This lattice can trap the neutral atoms in potential wells because the electric fields of the lasers induce a dipole moment in the atom.

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