from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, producing, or operated by electricity: electric current; an electrical appliance.
- adj. Of or related to sound created or altered by an electrical or electronic device.
- adj. Amplified by an electronic device: an electric guitar.
- adj. Emotionally exciting; thrilling: gave an electric reading of the play.
- adj. Exceptionally tense; highly charged with emotion: an atmosphere electric with suspicion.
- n. An electrically powered machine or vehicle: The lawn mower is an electric.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, relating to, produced by, operated with, or utilising electricity; electrical.
- adj. Of, or relating to an electronic version of a musical instrument that has an acoustic equivalent.
- adj. Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.
- adj. Drawing electricity from an external source; not battery-operated; corded.
- n. Electricity.
- n. An electric car.
- n. A substance or object which can be electrified; an insulator or non-conductor, like amber or glass.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing, derived from, or produced by, electricity
- adj. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity.
- adj. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic.
- adj. powered by electricity.
- n. A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing electricity, or capable of exhibiting it when excited by friction: as, an electric body, such as amber or glass.
- Pertaining to or consisting in electricity: as, electric power; an electric discharge.
- Derived from or produced by electricity: as, an electric shock; an electric light.
- Conveying electricity; producing electricity; communicating a shock by electricity: as, an electric machine; electric wires; the electric eel or fish.
- Operated by electricity: as, an electric bell; an electric railway.
- Figuratively, full of fire, spirit, or passion, and capable of communicating it to others; magnetic.
- n. A body or substance capable of exhibiting electricity by means of friction or otherwise, and of resisting the passage of it from one body to another. See electricity.
- See motor.
- n. A railway or car operated by electricity: usually in the plural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a car that is powered by electricity
- adj. affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
- adj. using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
- adj. (of a situation) exceptionally tense
However, with incomparably higher frequencies, which we may yet find means to produce efficiently, and provided that electric impulses of such high frequencies could be transmitted through a conductor, the electrical characteristics of the brush discharge would completely vanish -- no spark would pass, no shock would be felt -- yet we would still have to deal with an _electric_ phenomenon, but in the broad, modern interpretation of the word.
The term electric radiation was first employed by Hertz to designate waves emitted by a Leyden jar or oscillator system of an induction coil, but since that time these radiations have been known as Hertzian waves.
I had two thoughts when I first heard the phrase "electric sundown."
As Matouse said the Rapalla electric is a good knife for bulk work.
Some of us are not driving, some are trading in SUVs for hybrids, and some are looking in a completely different direction, towards what they call electric cars.
This is the dazzling bright light which we call electric light.
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_ So, when the conductor is not so good; when a large wire is reduced suddenly to a small one; when a good conductor, such as copper, has a section of resisting conduction, such as carbon; heat and light are at once evolved at that point, and there is produced what we know as the electric light.
That electromotive force acting on a dielectric produces what we call electric displacement.
_Judging from facts only_, there is not as yet the slightest reason for considering the influence which is present in what we call the electric current, -- whether in metals or fused bodies or humid conductors, or even in air, flame, and rarefied elastic media, -- as a compound or complicated influence.
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