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direct current

In an electric circuit, a current that flows in one direction only. Also see alternating current.
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The only English name, by which he has hitherto been designated, is that of the fishers -- Right-Whale Porpoise, from the circumstance that he is chiefly found in the vicinity of that Folio.
This other Musketeer formed a perfect contrast to his interrogator, who had just designated him by the name of Aramis.
Bazin obeyed, fastened to the end of a cord the three articles designated and let them down to Planchet, who then went satisfied to his shed.
The sign represented the front of a stately edifice, which was designated as the "OLD PROVINCE HOUSE, kept by Thomas Waite.
In the months of June and July, when there is an interval between the hunting seasons, a general rendezvous is held, at some designated place in the mountains, where the affairs of the past year are settled by the resident partners, and the plans for the following year arranged.
Peter she called Pierre; Robert was Rubert {sic}; and her aunt's black footman Timothy, she had designated as Timotheus: but it was not usual for ladies to request gentlemen to perform menial offices--until, recollecting that Julia had expressed unusual solicitude concerning a dressing-box that contained Anna's letters, he at once supposed it was to that she wished him to attend.
Two words of introduction designated him as my future master.
This measure originated with Richard, who, in truth, was much disposed to have the institution designated a university, or at least a college.
His dominant spirit, and his love for the white men, were evinced in his latest breath, with which he designated his place of sepulture.
They were elderly gentlemen, of what Valentin de Bellegarde had designated as the high-nosed category; two or three of them wore cordons and stars.
The spot where we had now paused is the same that our friend Bunyan--a truthful man, but infected with many fantastic notions--has designated, in terms plainer than I like to repeat, as the mouth of the infernal region.
He looked eagerly -- but maintained that he saw nothing- although I designated minutely the course of the creature, as it made its way down the naked face of the hill.