negative electricity

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • negative electricity (Elec) the kind of electricity which is developed upon resin or ebonite when rubbed, or which appears at that pole of a voltaic battery which is connected with the plate most attacked by the exciting liquid; -- formerly called resinous electricity. Opposed to positive electricity. Formerly, according to Franklin's theory of a single electric fluid, negative electricity was supposed to be electricity in a degree below saturation, or the natural amount for a given body. See Electricity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Negative electricity electricity with a relatively low potential, electricity such as is developed by rubbing resinous bodies with flannel, opposite to that obtained by rubbing glass
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. negativusnegāre, to deny.

Usage

In literature:

The MEDIUM must be the principle common to negative and positive electricity.
"The Alkahest" by Honore de Balzac
They are associated each with a unit of negative electricity.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
Other days are negative and drain one of his electricity.
"Locusts and Wild Honey" by John Burroughs
Force must be the common principle of positive and negative electricity.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I" by Various
Again, atoms are of different sorts, as positive or negative to electric currents.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
The electrical state of the disease, in both of these forms, is negative in excess.
"A Newly Discovered System of Electrical Medication" by Daniel Clark
Or we can accept Professor Lodge's theory, that Aether is made up of positive and negative electricity.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
Negative charges of electricity, 198-200.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
He also made the grand discovery of a plus and minus, or of a positive and negative, state of electricity.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
He also propounded the theory of positive and negative electricity.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
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In news:

There is an inline fuse along the negative cable that is used to prevent current from the electrical system from blowing the multi-meter fuse.
Electrical charge is symmetrical with respect to an interchange of positive and negative.
As with real electricity, there are negatives and positives involved.
The European-spec 2013 Honda CR-Z will benefit from a more powerful engine and electric motor without a negative impact on emissions or fuel economy, Honda confirmed today.
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In science:

Thus, wherever inside the ergosphere the poloidal components of the magnetic field and the toroidal component of the electric field are large, the electromagnetic energyat-infinity can become negative.
General Relativistic MHD Jets
The minimum gives the ground state of the flavor asymmetric system, and the corresponding diquark gap is ∆ = 0, but this state has negative electric charge density, and cannot exist in the interior of compact stars.
QCD phase diagram at high temperature and density
In particular, the larger are the charge density and chemical potential, the larger is the regime for the negative real part of the electric permittivity.
Refractive index in holographic superconductors
The more common returns (or changes of the log-prices) cannot be analyzed due to the existence of negative spot prices, which is another peculiarity of electricity markets.
Black swans or dragon kings? A simple test for deviations from the power law
The reason is that N much larger than M Z would mean that the system is very far from being electrically neutral, in fact, it would be very negatively charged and this is not energetically favorable.
Book review: Stability of Matter in Quantum Mechanics, by Elliott H. Lieb and Robert Seiringer
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