- A vector quantity pertaining to the charge displaced by an electric field within a given medium. It is equal to the electric field strength multiplied by the permittivity of the medium, and is usually expressed in coulombs per square meter. Also known by various other names, including dielectric strain, dielectric stress, displacement (2), electric displacement, electric displacement density, and electric field induction.
- synonym dielectric flux density
- synonym dielectric strain
- synonym dielectric stress
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