exogenous electrification

exogenous electrification

[‚ek′säj·ə·nəs i‚lek·trə·fə′kā·shən]
(electricity)
The separation of electric charge in a conductor placed in a preexisting electric field, especially applied to the charge separation observed on metal-covered aircraft, resulting from induction effects, and by itself does not create any net total charge on the conductor.