Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of electrifying, or the state of being charged with electricity. This may be positive(+) or negative(-), according as the body is charged with positive or negative electricity—that is, according as its potential is higher or lower than the assumed zero. See
- n. The substitution, upon a railway system, of electric for steam or other motive power; the conversion of a steam-, cable-, or horse-railway into an electric railway.
- n. The act of electrifying, or the state of being charged with electricity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physics) The act of electrifying, or the state of being charged with electricity.
- n. the activity of thrilling or markedly exciting some person or group
- n. the act of providing electricity
“The government had never invested in electrification, schools, or roads near the railway, nor had it provided access to credit so that farmers could buy fertilizer or good seed.”
“The grades will be reduced to eight-tenths in order to cut down maintenance charges which are very heavy; electrification is another very important matter, and reports on that question have been obtained for the entire line, and complete plans for that have been prepared.”
“One of many alternatives is through what is commonly called the electrification of the automobile.”
“Yes, GM has made an important (and necessary) step in the long-term electrification of the automobile.”
“The other example is rural electrification, which is widely subsidized, again making it difficult for the renewable energy alternatives (and PVs in particular) to compete in applications for which they would otherwise be, for consumers, the financially more attractive alternative.”
“There has been much talk of improving the line between London and Swansea by electrification, which is to be applauded, but there is also a need to improve the services that connect our capital city to the Valleys," said Ms Wood.”
“The primary project there is Auckland rail electrification, which is the biggest one," he says.”
“Press called the electrification of cars a "core strategic advantage" and said the battle is about getting the technology affordable enough for people to be able to use it.”
“If security holds, then NGOs will arrive to manage larger projects, such as electrification, road improvements, alternative livelihood programs, etc.”
“That means, he says, more aggressive use of sophisticated engine technology, lighter weight materials, fuel-saving systems such as idle stop and further "electrification" of the car.”
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