[ ih-lek-trik ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trɪk /
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pertaining to, derived from, produced by, or involving electricity: an electric shock.
producing, transmitting, or operated by electric currents: an electric bell; electric cord.
electrifying; thrilling; exciting; stirring: The atmosphere was electric with excitement.
(of a musical instrument)
- 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.
electricity: residential users of gas and electric.
something, as an appliance, vehicle, or toy, operated by electricity.
Archaic. a substance that is a nonconductor of electricity, as glass or amber, used to store or to excite an electric charge.
OTHER WORDS FOR electric
OPPOSITES FOR electric
3 dull, uninspired, prosaic.
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Origin of electric
OTHER WORDS FROM electricnon·e·lec·tric, adjective, nounpre·e·lec·tric, adjectiveun·e·lec·tric, adjective
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How to use electric in a sentence
These three instances are all I have time to give of the former conditions of serene weather, and of non-electric rain-cloud.The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century|John Ruskin
The fire in the bottle was found by subsequent experiments not to be contained in the non-electric, but in the glass.
Query, Wherein consists the difference between an electric and a non-electric body?
The ocean is a compound of water, a non-electric, and salt an electric per se.
Put a wire into the tube, the inward end in contact with the non-electric lining, so it will represent the Leyden bottle.
British Dictionary definitions for electric
/ (ɪˈlɛktrɪk) /
of, derived from, produced by, producing, transmitting, or powered by electricityelectric current; an electric cord; an electric blanket; an electric fence; an electric fire
(of a musical instrument) amplified electronicallyan electric guitar; an electric mandolin
very tense or exciting; emotionally chargedan electric atmosphere
informal an electric train, car, etc
British informal electricity or electrical power
(plural) an electric circuit or electric appliances
Word Origin for electric
C17: from New Latin electricus amber-like (because friction causes amber to become charged), from Latin ēlectrum amber, from Greek ēlektron, of obscure origin
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Scientific definitions for electric
[ ĭ-lĕk′trĭk ]
Relating to or operated by electricity. Compare electronic.
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