electrician

[ ih-lek-trish-uh n, ee-lek- ]
/ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪʃ ən, ˌi lɛk- /

noun

a person who installs, operates, maintains, or repairs electric devices or electrical wiring.

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Nearby words

  1. electrical failure,
  2. electrical field,
  3. electrical scanning,
  4. electrical storm,
  5. electrical transcription,
  6. electricity,
  7. electrides,
  8. electrification,
  9. electrified,
  10. electrify

Origin of electrician

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; electric + -ian

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British Dictionary definitions for electrician

electrician

/ (ɪlɛkˈtrɪʃən, ˌiːlɛk-) /

noun

a person whose occupation is the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical devices
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Word Origin and History for electrician

electrician

n.

1751, "scientist concerned with electricity;" 1869 as "technician concerned with electrical systems;" see electric + -ian.

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