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ampere +‎ -age

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  • Hyphenation: am‧pe‧rage

NounEdit

amperage (plural amperages)

  1. (physics) The electric current; charge transmitted per unit time.
    • 1889 March 23, Journal of the American Medical Association, volume 12, page 421:
      It seems to me that ampèrage cuts just as much of a figure as voltage. In the case of static electricity we find that between the conductors of a machine, where we can get a spark of 6 or 7 inches, we will have an electro-motive force of not less than 3,000 volts, and yet there is not one of us in this room but can take that through his body without injury, because there is no ampèrage to speak of.
    • 1993, The Small Wood Shop, page 46:
      Draw in the location of the circuit breaker box, your workbench, doorways and windows, and label each machine with its amperage and voltage.
    • 2015, James A. Langbridge, Arduino Sketches: Tools and Techniques for Programming Wizardry:
      Amperage describes the amount of current in a circuit, which is the rate at which electric charge flows past a point in a circuit.

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