Definition: Alternating current

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Alternating current

An electric current that reverses its direction at regularly recurring intervals. In the United States, the standard is 120 reversals or 60 cycles per second. Electricity transmission networks use AC.[1][2]

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Also Known As
AC
Related Terms
Direct currentElectricityelectric currenttransmission lineselectricity generationtransmission line
References
  1. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/solar_glossary.html#alternating_current
  2. http://www.eia.gov/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=A#alt_current