# electric moment

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## electric moment

[i¦lek·trik ′mō·mənt] (electricity)

One of a series of quantities characterizing an electric charge distribution; an

*l*-th moment is given by integrating the product of the charge density, the*l*-th power of the distance from the origin, and a spherical harmonic*Y**_{lm }over the charge distribution.McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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