area effect

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area effect

[′er·ē·ə i′fekt]
(electronics)
In general, the condition of the dielectric strength of a liquid or vacuum separating two electrodes being higher for electrodes of smaller area.
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From previous studies of home range of white-tailed deer, total area of effect was determined as 1,439 ha (3,550 acres).
"It must have a limited area of effect such that it can be can be safely used at ranges as close as 30 metres without risk of injury to either our own troops or civilians nearby.
The increased damage as well as increased suppression effects will allow the 25mm cannon to fill its role as an area of effect weapon against infantry.