Van de Graaff generator


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Van de Graaff generator

[′van də ‚graf ‚jen·ə‚rād·ər]
(electronics)
A high-voltage electrostatic generator in which electrical charge is carried from ground to a high-voltage terminal by means of an insulating belt and is discharged onto a large, hollow metal electrode.
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