Voltaic arc
Arc Arc, n. [F. arc, L. arcus bow, arc. See {Arch}, n.] 1. (Geom.) A portion of a curved line; as, the arc of a circle or of an ellipse. [1913 Webster]

2. A curvature in the shape of a circular arc or an arch; as, the colored arc (the rainbow); the arc of Hadley's quadrant. [1913 Webster]

3. An arch. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Statues and trophies, and triumphal arcs. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. The apparent arc described, above or below the horizon, by the sun or other celestial body. The diurnal arc is described during the daytime, the nocturnal arc during the night. [1913 Webster]

{Electric arc}, {Voltaic arc}. See under {Voltaic}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Voltaic arc — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • voltaic arc — elektros lankas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. electric arc; voltaic arc vok. Lichtbogen, m rus. вольтова дуга, f; электрическая дуга, f pranc. arc électrique, m; arc voltaïque, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Voltaic arc — elektros lankas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Savaiminio elektros išlydžio dujose rūšis. atitikmenys: angl. electric arc; Volta arc; Voltaic arc rus. вольтова дуга; электрическая дуга ryšiai: sinonimas – Voltos lankas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Voltaic — Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voltaic battery — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voltaic circuit — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voltaic couple — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voltaic electricity — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voltaic element — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voltaic pile — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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