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alternating current

alternating current, abbr. AC, a flow of electric charge that undergoes periodic reverses in direction. In North America ordinary household current alternates at a frequency of 60 times per second. See electricity; generator.

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alternating current

alternating current The current output, with a sinusoidal wave-form, from an alternator or dynamo.

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alternating current

alternating current (AC) See electric current

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