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skin effect

Syllabification: skin ef·fect

Definition of skin effect in English:

noun

Physics
The tendency of a high-frequency alternating current to flow through only the outer layer of a conductor.
Example sentences
  • High frequencies tend to travel on the outside of the wire - solid in this case - and bundled, a phenomenon known as ‘the skin effect.’
  • These fibres form a meshwork around fat cells, creating the mattress skin effect.
  • As a result, the skin effect appears to be less significant than for other materials.

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