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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]

electricity  (ĭ-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē)
1. The collection of physical effects related to the force and motion of electrically charged particles, typically electrons, through or across matter and space. See also circuitconductorelectric potential
2. Electric current, or a source of electric current.
3. A buildup of electric charge. See also static electricity.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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
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 meter
electricity board n (British)office m régional de l'électricité
electricity meter ncompteur m d'électricité
electric 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.


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