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Electricity

Electricity vocabulary

TermDefinition
Battery A container consisting of one or more cells, in which chemical energy is converted into electricity and used as a source of power.
Circuit A roughly circular line, route, or movement that starts and finishes at the same place.
Open circuit An electrical circuit that is not complete.
Conductor An object or type of material that allows the flow of an electrical current in one or more directions
Transformer An apparatus for reducing or increasing the voltage of an alternating current.
Voltage The pressure from an electrical circuit's power source that pushes charged electrons (current) through a conducting loop, enabling them to do work such as illuminating a light. In brief, voltage = pressure, and it is measured in volts (V).
Kilowatt A unit of energy equal to 3.6 megajoules.
Static exerting force by reason of weight alone without motion.
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