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e·lec·tric·i·ty

 (ĭ-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē, ē′lĕk-)
n.
1.
a. The physical phenomena arising from the behavior of electrons and protons that is caused by the attraction of particles with opposite charges and the repulsion of particles with the same charge.
b. The physical science of such phenomena.
2. Electric current used or regarded as a source of power.
3. Intense, contagious emotional excitement.

electricity

(ɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ; ˌiːlɛk-)
n
1. (General Physics) any phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons, ions, or other charged particles
2. (General Physics) the science concerned with electricity
3. (General Physics) an electric current or charge: a motor powered by electricity.
4. emotional tension or excitement, esp between or among people

e•lec•tric•i•ty

(ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, ˌi lɛk-)

n.
1. a fundamental property of matter caused by the presence and motion of electrons, protons, or positrons, manifesting itself as attraction, repulsion, luminous and heating effects, and the like.
2. electric current or power.
3. the science dealing with electric charges and currents.
4. a state or feeling of excitement, anticipation, or the like.
[1640–50]

e·lec·tric·i·ty

(ĭ-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē)
1. The collection of physical effects resulting from the existence of charged particles, especially electrons and protons, and their interactions. Particles with like charges repel each other. Particles with opposite charges attract each other.
2. The electric current generated by the flow of electrons around a circuit and used as a source of power.

electricity

Phenomena related to static electric charges and electric currents.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electricity - a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protonselectricity - a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
transposition - (electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance; "he wrote a textbook on the electrical effects of transposition"
amplification - (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current
earth, ground - a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
outlet box - (electricity) receptacle consisting of the metal box designed for connections to a wiring system
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
galvanism - electricity produced by chemical action
hydroelectricity - electricity produced by water power
photoelectricity - electricity generated by light or affected by light
piezo effect, piezoelectric effect, piezoelectricity - electricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt); alternatively, electrostatic stress produces a change in the linear dimensions of the crystal
static electricity - electricity produced by friction
current electricity, dynamic electricity - a flow of electric charge
thermoelectricity - electricity produced by heat (as in a thermocouple)
direct - (of a current) flowing in one direction only; "direct current"
alternating - (of a current) reversing direction; "alternating current"
high-tension - subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage; "high-tension wire"
low-tension, low-voltage - subjected to or capable of operating under relative low voltage
inductive - arising from inductance; "inductive reactance"
galvanic, voltaic - pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action; "a galvanic cell"; "a voltaic (or galvanic) couple"
multiphase, polyphase - of an electrical system that uses or generates two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency but differing in phase angle
2.electricity - energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductorelectricity - energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor; "they built a car that runs on electricity"
alternating current, alternating electric current, AC - an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally; "In the US most household current is AC at 60 cycles per second"
direct current, direct electric current, DC - an electric current that flows in one direction steadily
signal - an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
energy, free energy - (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs; "energy can take a wide variety of forms"
3.electricity - keen and shared excitement; "the stage crackled with electricity whenever she was on it"
stir - emotional agitation and excitement

electricity

noun power, mains, current, energy, power supply, electric power The electricity had been cut off.
Related words
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Translations
كَهْرَباءكَهْرَبَاء
elektřina
elektricitetelstrøm
sähkö
struja
elektromosság
rafmagn
電気
전기
electricitas
elektraelektrifikacijaelektrifikuotaselektrifikuotielektrikas
elektrība
elektrina
elektrika
elektricitetel
ไฟฟ้า
điện

electricity

[ɪlekˈtrɪsɪtɪ]
A. Nelectricidad f
to switch on/off the electricityencender/apagar la electricidad or la luz
B. CPD electricity bill N (Brit) → factura f or (Sp) recibo m de la electricidad
electricity board N (Brit) → compañía f eléctrica, compañía f de luz (LAm)
electricity dispute Nconflicto m del sector eléctrico

electricity

[ɪˌlɛkˈtrɪsɪti ˌiːlɛkˈtrɪsɪti]
nélectricité f
to switch on the electricity → rétablir le courant
to switch off the electricity → couper le courant
modif [bill, company, consumption, supplier, supply] → d'électricité; [generator, pylon] → électrique electricity meterelectricity board n (British)office m régional de l'électricitéelectricity meter ncompteur m d'électricitéelectric light nlumière f électrique

electricity

nElektrizität f; (= electric power for use)(elektrischer) Strom; to have electricity connectedStromanschluss or elektrischen Strom bekommen; to turn on/off the electricityden Strom an-/abschalten

electricity

:
electricity (generating) board (Brit)
electricity meter
nStromzähler m
electricity price
nStrompreis m
electricity production
nStromproduktion f, → Stromerzeugung f
electricity rate
nStromtarif m
electricity strike

electricity

[ɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ] nelettricità
to switch on/off the electricity → attaccare/staccare la corrente

electricity

(elekˈtrisəti) noun
a form of energy used to give heat, light, power etc. worked by electricity; Don't waste electricity.
electric (əˈlektrik) adjective
1. of, produced by, or worked by electricity. electric light.
2. full of excitement. The atmosphere in the theatre was electric.
eˈlectrical adjective
related to electricity. electrical engineering; electrical appliances; an electrical fault.
eˈlectrically adverb
Is this machine electrically operated?
ˌelecˈtrician (-ʃən) noun
a person whose job is to make, install, repair etc electrical equipment. The electrician mended the electric fan.
eˈlectrified (-faid) adjective
supplied or charged with electricity. an electrified fence.
eˈlectrify (-fai) verb
1. to convert (a railway etc) to the use of electricity as the moving power.
2. to excite or astonish. The news electrified us.
eˌlectrifiˈcation (-fi) noun
eˈlectrifying adjective
an electrifying speech.
electric chair
a chair used to execute criminals by sending a powerful electric current through them.

electricity

كَهْرَبَاء elektřina elektricitet Elektrizität ηλεκτρισμός electricidad sähkö électricité struja elettricità 電気 전기 elektriciteit elektrisitet elektryczność eletricidade электричество elektricitet ไฟฟ้า elektrik điện 电力

e·lec·tric·i·ty

n. electricidad.
References in classic literature ?
Then there is electricity,--the demon, the angel, the mighty physical power, the all-pervading intelligence
The magnetic energy, as developed in the mariner's needle, is, as all know, essentially one with the electricity beheld in heaven; hence it is not to be much marvelled at, that such things should be.
There was a great steam power plant and an electricity plant.
The telegraph, the telephone, the phonograph, the type- writer, the sewing-machine, and all the thousand will- ing and handy servants of steam and electricity were working their way into favor.
I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us--like electricity and horses and steam.
At that time, electricity was employed only for a very few scenic effects and for the bells.
It was something which neither wire nor electricity had been known to do before.
Let me tell you, my friend, that there are things done today in electrical science which would have been deemed unholy by the very man who discovered electricity, who would themselves not so long before been burned as wizards.
I followed Captain Nemo; and as soon as I had passed through the door, I found myself in a kind of passage lighted by electricity, similar to the waist of a ship.
And while upon this matter of detail, it is remarkable that the long leverages of their machines are in most cases actuated by a sort of sham musculature of the disks in an elastic sheath; these disks become polarised and drawn closely and powerfully together when traversed by a current of electricity.
Captivity has brought my mental faculties to a focus; and you are well aware that from the collision of clouds electricity is produced -- from electricity, lightning, from lightning, illumination.
And then all three of the speakers gave a great shout, which communicated electricity to the crowd, and called forth a roar from a thousand voices, that went reverberating for miles among the mountains, until you might have supposed that the Great Stone Face had poured its thunder-breath into the cry.

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