electric field

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electric field (plural electric fields)

  1. (electricity, physics) A region of space around a charged particle, or between two voltages, which exerts a force on charged objects in its vicinity.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see electric,‎ field.
    • 1925 June 13, “The Recent Rapid Development of Public Utility Enterprises in the United States”, in Arthur Richmond Marsh, editor, The Economic World, volume 29, number 24, Chronicle Publishing Company, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 834, column 1:
      In the electric field, for instance, a unique situation obtains in that the central-station industry has never recorded a decrease in annual revenue.