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[ih-lek-tri-kuh l] /ɪˈlɛk trɪ kəl/
concerned with electricity:
an electrical consultant.
Origin of electrical
Related forms
electrically, adverb
nonelectrical, adjective
nonelectrically, adverb
preelectrical, adjective
preelectrically, adverb
unelectrical, adjective
unelectrically, adverb Unabridged
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  • In this, as in everything else electrically, the magnet comes into play.

    Electricity for Boys J. S. Zerbe
  • It was warm in his limousine, which was electrically heated.

    The Daffodil Mystery

    Edgar Wallace
  • Something that was in the girl imparted itself to the wife, electrically.

  • Erickson's features looked as if he had been electrically shocked.

    The Day Time Stopped Moving Bradner Buckner
  • The machines are all of modern design and electrically driven.

  • He also discovered that there are many substances that can not be electrically excited.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • But we can vibrate it electrically; and every source of radiation does that.

    The Ether of Space Oliver Lodge
  • The speed of the vessel is shown on that reel, which is connected, electrically, with the log.

    A. D. 2000 Alvarado M. Fuller
British Dictionary definitions for electrically


of, relating to, or concerned with electricity
Derived Forms
electrically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for electrically



"relating to electricity, run by electricity," 1746, from electric + -al (1). Earlier (1630s) synonymous with electric. Related: Electrically.

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