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noun electricity \i-lek-tri-s-t, -, -tris-t\


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Simple Definition of electricity

: a form of energy that is carried through wires and is used to operate machines, lights,
etc.

: electric current or power

: a feeling of excitement or tension

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary


Examples: electricity in a sentence

Full Definition of electricity


plural
electricities

1. 1 a : a fundamental form of energy observable in positive and negative forms that occurs
naturally (as in lightning) or is produced (as in a generator) and that is expressed in terms
of the movement and interaction of electrons b : electric current or power
2. 2 : a science that deals with the phenomena and laws of electricity
3. 3 : keen contagious excitement <could feel the electricity in the room>
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Examples of electricity in a sentence

1. The electricity went off during the storm.


2. an old building with no plumbing or electricity
3. You could feel the electricity in the room.

1646
First Known Use of electricity

1646
Other Electrical Engineering Terms

feedback, fuse, incandescent, noise, resonance

ELECTRICITY Defined for Kids


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noun electricity \i-lek-tri-s-t\
Definition of electricity for Students

1. 1 : an important form of energy that is found in nature but that can be artificially
produced by rubbing together two unlike things (as glass and silk), by the action of
chemicals, or by means of a generator
2. 2 : electric current

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noun electricity \i-lek-tris-t-, -tris-t\
Medical Definition of electricity
plural
electricities

1. 1a: a fundamental entity of nature consisting of negative and positive kinds, observable
in the attractions and repulsions of bodies electrified by friction and in natural
phenomena (as lightning or the aurora borealis), and usually utilized in the form of
electric currentsb: electric current or power
2. 2: a science that deals with the phenomena and laws of electricity

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1. Spanish Central: Translation of electricity Nglish: Translation of electricity for Spanish


speakers Britannica English: Translation of electricity for Arabic speakers
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about electricity

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