What is charge?

  • (noun): The swift release of a store of affective force.
    Synonyms: bang, boot, rush, flush, thrill, kick
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on charge, charges:

Charge - Entertainment
... Charge!!, a 2005 album by The Aquabats Charged Productions, an animation studio Charge (Soca album), by Machel Montano Charge (TV series), youth television program which began ...
Effective Nuclear Charge
... The effective nuclear charge (often symbolize as or Z*) is the net positive charge experienced by an electron in a multi-electron atom ... charged electrons prevents higher orbital electrons from experiencing the full nuclear charge by the repelling effect of inner-layer electrons ... The effective nuclear charge experienced by the outer shell electron is also called the core charge ...
Electric Dipole Moment - Expression (general Case)
... More generally, for a continuous distribution of charge confined to a volume V, the corresponding expression for the dipole moment is where r locates the point of observation and d3r0 denotes an ... For an array of point charges, the charge density becomes a sum of Dirac delta functions where each ri is a vector from some reference point to the charge qi ... is equivalent to the previous expression in the case of charge neutrality and N = 2 ...
Magnetic Monopole - Maxwell's Equations - Tensor Formulation
... dual tensor to F), for a particle with electric charge qe and magnetic charge qm v is the four-velocity and p the four-momentum, for an electric and magnetic charge distribution Je = (ρe, je ...
Electric Dipole Moment - Elementary Definition
... In the simple case of two point charges, one with charge +q and one with charge −q, the electric dipole moment p is where d is the displacement vector pointing from the negative charge to the positive charge ... Thus, the electric dipole moment vector p points from the negative charge to the positive charge ... An idealization of this two-charge system is the electrical point dipole consisting of two (infinite) charges only infinitesimally separated, but with a finite p ...

More definitions of "charge":

  • (verb): Give over to another for care or safekeeping.
    Synonyms: consign
  • (noun): (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object.
    Example: "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
    Synonyms: cathexis
  • (verb): Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge.
    Example: "I need to charge my car battery"
  • (noun): An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence.
    Synonyms: accusation
  • (verb): Enter a certain amount as a charge.
    Example: "He charged me $15"
  • (verb): Set or ask for a certain price.
    Example: "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
  • (noun): A person committed to your care.
    Example: "The teacher led her charges across the street"
  • (verb): Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against.
    Synonyms: accuse
  • (noun): Request for payment of a debt.
    Synonyms: billing
  • (verb): Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to.
    Synonyms: appoint
  • (noun): A impetuous rush toward someone or something.
    Example: "The wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
  • (verb): Instruct or command with authority.
    Example: "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
  • (noun): Financial liabilities (such as a tax).
    Example: "The charges against the estate"
  • (verb): Provide with munition.
    Synonyms: load
  • (verb): Attribute responsibility to.
    Synonyms: blame
  • (verb): Instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
  • (verb): Fill or load to capacity.
    Example: "Charge the wagon with hay"
  • (verb): Saturate.
    Example: "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
  • (verb): Cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on.
    Example: "Charge a conductor"
  • (verb): Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to.
    Synonyms: saddle, burden
  • (verb): Lie down on command, of hunting dogs.
  • (verb): Move quickly and violently.
    Example: "He came charging into my office"
    Synonyms: tear, shoot, shoot down, buck
  • (noun): The quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons.
    Example: "The battery needed a fresh charge"
    Synonyms: electric charge
  • (verb): Place a heraldic bearing on.
    Example: "Charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
  • (noun): The price charged for some article or service.
    Example: "The admission charge"
  • (verb): To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle.
    Example: "He saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
    Synonyms: bear down
  • (verb): Make an accusatory claim.
    Example: "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
  • (noun): (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense.
    Example: "He was arrested on a charge of larceny"
    Synonyms: complaint
  • (noun): A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something.
    Example: "The judge's charge to the jury"
    Synonyms: commission, direction
  • (verb): Direct into a position for use.
    Synonyms: level, point
  • (verb): Pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt.
    Example: "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"
  • (verb): File a formal charge against.
    Synonyms: lodge, file
  • (verb): Demand payment.
    Synonyms: bill
  • (noun): A special assignment that is given to a person or group.
    Example: "His charge was deliver a message"
    Synonyms: mission, commission

Famous quotes containing the word charge:

    What art thou that usurp’st this time of night,
    Together with that fair and warlike form
    In which the majesty of buried Denmark
    Did sometimes march? By heaven I charge thee speak!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Martial, the things for to attain
    The happy life be these, I find:
    The riches left, not got with pain;
    The fruitful ground, the quiet mind;
    The equal friend; no grudge nor strife;
    No charge of rule nor governance;
    Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis)

    Yet I would bear my shortcomings
    With meet tranquility,
    But for the charge that blessed things
    I’d liefer not have be.
    O, doth a bird deprived of wings
    Go earth-bound wilfully!
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)