[ih-lek-tri-kuh l]


concerned with electricity: an electrical consultant.

Nearby words

  1. electric torch,
  2. electric wave,
  3. electric-arc furnace,
  4. electric-arc welding,
  5. electric-discharge lamp,
  6. electrical alternation,
  7. electrical axis,
  8. electrical degree,
  9. electrical engineer,
  10. electrical engineering

Origin of electrical

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British Dictionary definitions for electrical



of, relating to, or concerned with electricity
Derived Formselectrically, adverb


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Word Origin and History for electrical



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

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Science definitions for electrical



Relating to or operated by electricity. Compare electronic.
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