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electric charge Quantity of electricity. A moving charge creates an electric current. A charge that does not move is called a static charge and creates static electricity. Electric charges (measured in coulombs) are either positive or negative. They can be stored on insulated metal spheres (Van de Graaff generator), insulated plates (capacitor) or in chemical solutions (electric battery).

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electric charge

electric charge: see charge.

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