- producing sound by electrical or electronic means: an electric piano.
- equipped with connections to an amplifier-loudspeaker system: an electric violin.
- an electric locomotive.
- Informal. a railroad operated by electricity.
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No past mission has measured electric fields, nor will any of the three missions launched in 2020.Readers ask about Mars dust storms, Fermi bubbles and more|Science News Staff|August 23, 2020|Science News
This technology adds an electric charge to particles, which makes them stick to surfaces instead of floating airborne.Can an air purifier help protect you from COVID-19?|dzanemorris|August 22, 2020|Fortune
General Motors’ beaten-down stock price could triple if the carmaker spins off its burgeoning electric-vehicle business, according to a Wall Street analyst.Downtrodden GM stock gets a boost from electric-vehicle spinoff speculation|Aaron Pressman|August 18, 2020|Fortune
The SPAC public listing method has already been used this year by electric-vehicle startups Nikola and Fisker.Electric-vehicle startup Canoo to go public, joining the wave of companies chasing Tesla’s success|dzanemorris|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Then the star’s center gets so hot that protons — tiny particles, each with a positive electric charge — hit each other and stick together.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Electric Swamp Blues How can you possibly find authentic swamp blues in Portland, Oregon?
I was once rewarded for some help with a visit to it, and sat in the electric chair for a moment.
The problem starts in that instant of electric mistrust when the cop reaches for his gun, or employs a homicidal chokehold.
They pioneered arena performances and electric light, enabling the first night performances.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Under such conditions the electric lamp need fear no competitor.The Romance of Modern Invention|Archibald Williams
Then, out into view beneath me, was thrust a slim ivory hand which held an electric pocket lamp.Tales of Secret Egypt|Sax Rohmer
The cloud of blessing floats over our heads, but we fail to stretch forth the electric rod of prayer to fetch it down!The Hart and the Water-Brooks;|John R. Macduff
The portions open to the public are now lighted by electric lamps.
The lens is surrounded by a metal case or lantern, in which is placed the electric lamp upon a slide for focussing.Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare|C. W. Sleeman