Electric E*lec"tric, n. (Physics) A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity. [1913 Webster]

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  • Electric — E*lec tric ([ e]*l[e^]k tr[i^]k), Electrical E*lec tric*al ([ e]*l[e^]k tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber, a mixed metal, Gr. h lektron; akin to hle ktwr the beaming sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. [ e]lectrique. The name came from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • electric — ELÉCTRIC, Ă, electrici, ce, adj. Care aparţine electricităţii, privitor la electricitate, care produce sau are energie legată de prezenţa electricităţii. ♢ (Adverbial) Aparat care funcţionează electric. ♢ Energie electrică = energie proprie… …   Dicționar Român

  • Electric — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Electric puede referirse a: Electric, canción de la cantante británica Lisa Scott Lee. Electric Visual, compañía dedicada a la fabricación de gafas de sol y de snowboard. Electricidad, comúnmente conocida en inglés… …   Wikipedia Español

  • electric — [ē lek′trik, ilek′trik] adj. [ModL electricus (coined, 1600, by William GILBERT2 Sir William Schwenck), lit., produced from amber by rubbing < ML, of amber < L electrum, amber, electrum < Gr ēlektron, akin to ēlektōr, shining, the sun… …   English World dictionary

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  • electric — electric, electrical In most contexts electric is the natural choice, especially to describe a device that works by electricity (electric blanket / electric kettle). Electrical is reserved for contexts in which the meaning is, more generally,… …   Modern English usage

  • electric — 1640s, first used in English by physician Sir Thomas Browne (1605 1682), apparently coined as Mod.L. electricus (lit. resembling amber ) by English physicist William Gilbert (1540 1603) in treatise De Magnete (1600), from L. electrum amber, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • electric — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of, worked by, or producing electricity. 2) thrillingly exciting. ► NOUN (electrics) Brit. ▪ the system of electric wiring and parts in a house or vehicle. DERIVATIVES electrically adverb. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

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