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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 ​electricalcurrent that ​regularlychanges the ​direction in which it ​moves
(Definition of alternating current from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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alternating currentnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɔl·tərˌneɪ·t̬ɪŋ ˈkɜr·ənt, ˈkʌr-/
physics a ​form of ​electricity that ​regularlychangesdirection 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)
Translations of “alternating current”
in Chinese (Simplified) 交流电…
in Chinese (Traditional) 交流電…
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