Meaning of “alternating current” in the English Dictionary

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"alternating current" in British English

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alternating currentnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɒl.tə.neɪ.tɪŋ ˌkʌr.ənt/ us /ˈɑːl.tɚ.neɪ.t̬ɪŋ ˌkɝː.ənt/ abbreviation AC specialized

an electrical current that regularly changes the direction in which it moves

(Definition of “alternating current” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"alternating current" in American English

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alternating currentnoun [ U ]

us /ˈɔl·tərˌneɪ·t̬ɪŋ ˈkɜr·ənt, ˈkʌr-/

physics a form of electricity that regularly changes direction as it flows, and that is the form of electricity used in homes and buildings

(Definition of “alternating current” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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