HyperDic: electrical_device

English > 1 sense of the expression electrical device:
NOUNartifactelectrical devicea device that produces or is powered by electricity
English > electrical device: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device that produces or is powered by electricity.
Partsterminal, poleA contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
NarrowerSegway, Segway Human Transporter, Segway HT(trademark) a self-balancing personal transportation device with two wheels
antenna, aerial, transmitting aerialAn electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
attenuatorAn electrical device for attenuating the strength of an electrical signal
ballast, light ballastAn electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps
battery, electric batteryA device that produces electricity
bimetallic stripA strip consisting of two metals that bends with a rise in temperature
brushconducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
capacitor, capacitance, condenser, electrical condenserAn electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
cell, electric cellA device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuitAn electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
control panel, instrument panel, control board, board, panelelectrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
distributor, distributer, electrical distributorelectrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
electrographelectrical device used for etching by electrolytic means
electrostatic generator, electrostatic machine, Wimshurst machine, Van de Graaff generatorelectrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity
filterAn electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
flasherAn electrical device that automatically turns ... / turns a lamp on and off (as for an advertising display)
fuse, electrical fuse, safety fuseAn electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
inductor, inductanceAn electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit
jackAn electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug
loadelectrical device to which electrical power is delivered
plug, male plugAn electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted / inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
precipitator, electrostatic precipitator, Cottrell precipitatorRemoves dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation
reactorAn electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit
rectifierelectrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
relay, electrical relayelectrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch ... / switch on and off a current in a second circuit
resistor, resistanceAn electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
security system, security measure, securityAn electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
solar array, solar battery, solar panelelectrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells
spark arresterelectrical device to reduce sparking when electrical contacts are opened or closed
spark plug, sparking plug, plugelectrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
suppressor, suppresserAn electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents
transducerAn electrical device that converts one form of energy into another
transformerAn electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
transponderelectrical device designed to receive a specific signal and automatically transmit a specific reply
zapperAn electrical device that can injure or kill by means of electric currents
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishaparato eléctrico
Catalanaparell elèctric

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