electrical device

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Noun1.electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricityelectrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
antenna, transmitting aerial, aerial - an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
attenuator - an electrical device for attenuating the strength of an electrical signal
light ballast, ballast - an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps
electric battery, battery - a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series
bimetallic strip - a strip consisting of two metals that bends with a rise in temperature
brush - conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
capacitor, condenser, electrical condenser, capacitance - an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
electric cell, cell - a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
control board, control panel, instrument panel, board, panel - electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; "he checked the instrument panel"; "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
electrical distributor, distributer, distributor - electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
electrograph - electrical device used for etching by electrolytic means
electrostatic generator, electrostatic machine, Van de Graaff generator, Wimshurst machine - electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity
filter - an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
flasher - an electrical device that automatically turns a lamp on and off (as for an advertising display)
electrical fuse, fuse, safety fuse - an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
inductor, inductance - an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit
jack - an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug
load - electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
male plug, plug - an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
Cottrell precipitator, electrostatic precipitator, precipitator - removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation
reactor - an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit
rectifier - electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
electrical relay, relay - electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit
resistor, resistance - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
security measure, security system, security - an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
Segway, Segway HT, Segway Human Transporter - (trademark) a self-balancing personal transportation device with two wheels; can operate in any level pedestrian environment
solar array, solar battery, solar panel - electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells
spark arrester - electrical device to reduce sparking when electrical contacts are opened or closed
spark plug, sparking plug, plug - electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
suppresser, suppressor - an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents
terminal, pole - a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
transducer - an electrical device that converts one form of energy into another
transformer - an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
transponder - electrical device designed to receive a specific signal and automatically transmit a specific reply
zapper - an electrical device that can injure or kill by means of electric currents; "a bug zapper"
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By an electrical device the volume of magnetism generated is regulated and the speed of the car varied.
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He pointed out the device could be installed on any electrical device to detect the overheating in the flow current.
Peter Lloyd, 42, who lives on the outskirts of Cardiff, suffers severe pain when he comes into contact with any electrical device, and has to live his life without heating or lighting.
A green dot on a power source or electrical device would indicate the item should be left on at all times, while a blue dot would indicate that cleaning professionals or building users must ask facility managers or administrators whether a power source or device should be switched off or left alone at the end of each workday.
This study has shown electrical circuits in the eye can be reawakened by an electrical device many years after the patients go completely blind.
The Lock-out/rag-out Procedure is the process of turning off the source of energy: o an electrical device.
4 : a usually electrical device that makes a noise like that of a horn <Drivers were blowing their horns.
The gauge works by plugging it into an electrical socket and then plugging the electrical device to be measured into the gauge.
Jockey banned: Carlos Bautista, who rides mostly at Los Alamitos, was suspended for one year Saturday for using an electrical device to stimulate a horse named Royal Medallion in warm-ups for FairplexPark's second race Sept.
IHATE to stereotype my gender, but I have to admit to rampant incompetence when it comes to any electrical device with buttons that doesn't conjure up a cappuccino.
Alexander Graham Bell said that the great advantage that the telephone has over any other electrical device is that it "requires no skill to operate the instrument".

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