electric field
  • noun the region or space around a charged body in which another charged particle will be affected by a force
  • The effect which a charged particle or body exerts on charged particles or bodies situated in the medium surrounding it. For instance, if a negatively charged particle is placed within the electric field of a positively charged particle, there will be an attractive force, while there will be a repulsive force if the charges are like. The electric field surrounding a charged particle or body is represented as electric lines of force.
  • In an electromagnetic field, the electric component. The electric field is perpendicular to the magnetic field.
  • synonym electrical field

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