conservation of charge


conservation of charge
Date: 1949 a principle in physics: the total electric charge of an isolated system remains constant irrespective of whatever internal changes may take place

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  • conservation of electricity — noun the principle that the total electric charge of a system remains constant despite changes inside the system • Syn: ↑conservation of charge • Hypernyms: ↑conservation * * * see conservation of charge I …   Useful english dictionary

  • conservation law — Physics, Chem. any law stating that some quantity or property remains constant during and after an interaction or process, as conservation of charge or conservation of linear momentum. [1945 50] * * * conservation law noun (physics) A law that… …   Useful english dictionary


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