HyperDic: electricity

English > 3 senses of the word electricity:
NOUNphenomenonelectricitya physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
phenomenonelectricity, electrical energy, powerenergy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
feelingelectricitykeen and shared excitement
electricity > pronunciation
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English > electricity: 3 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons.
Category ofalternating(of a current) reversing direction
amplification(electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current
direct(of a current) flowing in one direction only
ground, earthA connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
high-tensionsubjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage
hot, liveCharged or energized with electricity
inductiveArising from inductance
low-tension, low-voltagesubjected to or capable of operating under relative low voltage
multiphase, polyphaseOf an electrical system that uses or generates two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency but differing in phase angle
outlet box(electricity) receptacle consisting of the metal box designed for connections to a wiring system
transposition(electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance
voltaic, galvanicpertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action
Narrowerdynamic electricity, current electricityA flow of electric charge
galvanismelectricity produced by chemical action
hydroelectricityelectricity produced by water power
photoelectricityelectricity generated by light or affected by light
piezoelectricity, piezoelectric effect, piezo effectelectricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt)
static electricityelectricity produced by friction
thermoelectricityelectricity produced by heat (as in a thermocouple)
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
Spanishelectricidad
Catalanelectricitat
Adjectiveselectric, electricalusing or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
electricalrelating to or concerned with electricity
photoelectricof or pertaining to photoelectricity
Verbselectrifyequip for use with electricity
electrifycharge (a conductor) with electricity
English > electricity: 3 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningEnergy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor.
Example"they built a car that runs on electricity"
Synonymselectrical energy, power
Narroweralternating current, AC, alternating electric currentAn electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally
direct current, DC, direct electric currentAn electric current that flows in one direction steadily
signalAn electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
Broaderenergy, free energy(physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work
Spanishelectricidad, energía eléctrica
Catalanelectricitat, energia elèctrica
Adjectiveselectricusing or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
Verbselectrifyequip for use with electricity
electrifycharge (a conductor) with electricity
English > electricity: 3 senses > noun 3, feeling
Meaningkeen and shared excitement.
Example"the stage crackled with electricity whenever she was on it"
Broaderstiremotional agitation and excitement
Spanishelectricidad
Catalanelectricitat
Adjectiveselectric(of a situation) exceptionally tense
Verbselectrifyexcite suddenly and intensely

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