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TermDefinition
static electricity a build up of charges that can transfer from one object to another
electric current a continuous flow of electric charges through a material
voltage the difference in electrical potential between two places; the push that causes electricity to flow
resistance a measurement of how difficult it is for charges to flow through an object
series circuit an electric circuit in which all parts are connected one after another along one path
parallel circuit an electric circuit in which different parts of the circuit are on separate branches
magnetic field the region around a magnet where the magnetic force is exerted
electromagnet a magnet created by wrapping a coil of wire with a current running through it around a core of material that is easily magnetized
motor a machine, usually powered by electricity, that provides power for some other device
generator a device that transforms mechanical energy into electrical energy
conductor a material that allows electric charges to flow
semiconductor a substance that can conduct electric current under some conditions
insulator a material that does not easily allow electric charges to flow
transistor a semiconductor device used to amplify electrical signals
diode a semiconductor device with 2 terminals that conducts the flow of electricity in one direction
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