Complete Definition of "alternating current"

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Noun
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alternating current (abbreviated as AC)

  1. an electric current in which the direction of flow of the electrons reverses periodically having an average of zero, with positive and negative values (with a frequency of 50 Hz in Europe, 60 Hz in the US, 400 Hz for airport lighting, and some others); especially such a current produced by a rotating generator or alternator.

Translations
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Czech: střídavý proud m
Finnish: vaihtovirta
German: Wechselstrom m
Japanese: 交流電流 (kōryū denryū)
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Polish: prąd przemienny m, prąd zmienny m
Russian: переменный ток (p'er'eménnyj tok) m
Swedish: växelström c
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See also
direct current
generator
transformer
inverter

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