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galvanic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galvanic  \Gal*van"ic\,  a.  [From  Galvani,  a  professor  of 
  physiology  at  Bologna,  on  account  of  his  connection  (about 
  1780)  with  the  discovery  of  dynamical  or  current  electricity: 
  cf  F.  galvanique.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  or  exhibiting  the  phenomena  of 
  galvanism;  employing  or  producing  electrical  currents. 
 
  {Galvanic  battery}  (Elec.),  an  apparatus  for  generating 
  electrical  currents  by  the  mutual  action  of  certain 
  liquids  and  metals;  --  now  usually  called  {voltaic 
  battery}.  See  {Battery}. 
 
  {Galvanic}  {circuit  or  circle}.  (Elec.)  See  under  {Circuit}. 
 
 
  {Galvanic  pile}  (Elec.),  the  voltaic  pile.  See  under 
  {Voltaic}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  galvanic 
  adj  1:  (electricity)  pertaining  to  or  producing  electric  current  by 
  chemical  action  "a  galvanic  cell";  "a  voltaic  (or 
  galvanic)  couple"  [syn:  {voltaic}] 
  2:  affected  by  emotion  as  if  by  electricity;  thrilling;  "gave 
  an  electric  reading  of  the  play";  "the  new  leader  had  a 
  galvanic  effect  on  morale"  [syn:  {electric},  {galvanizing}] 




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