electrostatic generator
noun Date: circa 1931 Van de Graaff generator

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • electrostatic generator — noun electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity • Syn: ↑electrostatic machine, ↑Wimshurst machine, ↑Van de Graaff generator • Hypernyms: ↑electrical device • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • electrostatic generator — Physics, Elect. See Van de Graaff generator. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

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  • electrostatic generator — elec′trostat′ic gen′erator n. phs elm a machine that generates electricity by accumulating electric charge, as by friction • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

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