spark gap


spark gap
noun
1. a component of an ignition system; consists of two shaped electrodes and the space between them
Hypernyms: ↑component, ↑constituent, ↑element
Part Holonyms: ↑ignition, ↑ignition system
2. the gap between two high-potential terminals
Hypernyms: ↑gap, ↑crack
Part Holonyms: ↑induction coil

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noun
1. : a space between two high-potential terminals (as of an induction coil) through which pass disruptive discharges of electricity in the form of sparks — see lightning arrester illustration, spark plug illustration
2. : a device consisting of two electrodes arranged to permit passage between them of disruptive discharges in the form of sparks

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Elect.
1. a space between two electrodes, across which a discharge of electricity may take place.
2. the electrodes and the space between, considered as a unit: used in ignition systems.
[1885-90]

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spark gap noun
1. The space between electrodes across which electric sparks pass
2. Apparatus with such a space
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Main Entry:spark

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spark gap,
an open space between two electrodes across which a discharge of electricity travels.

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n. a space between electrical terminals across which a transient discharge passes

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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