Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not electric; not operated by electricity.
  • adj. Not capable of conducting electricity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not electric; conducting electricity.
  • adj. Not powered by electricity; -- of machines, tools, or devices.
  • n. A substance that is not an insulator (i. e., an electric); that which transmits electricity, as a metal; a conductor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not electric; conducting electricity: now disused.
  • n. A substance that is not an electric, or one that transmits electricity, as metals.

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Examples

  • To supply his traveling gear, Mr. Hurt, 59 years old, enlisted the Coleman Co., which provided him with a sleeping bag, tent and nonelectric coffee maker, as well as $2,500.

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  • Some cynics—citing his relative anonymity and his, well, nonelectric personal style—will scoff.

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  • Outfitted with a battery and motor, electric bikes weigh as much as 20 pounds more than their nonelectric counterparts.

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  • I have been a devotee of my nonelectric Chemex drip coffeemaker for decades, but most people I know prefer an electric coffeemaker.

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  • He states that the “nonelectric coolers … boil a special liquid, a lithium bromide solution, and when the vapors from that solution condense, they cool whatever is near them.”

    Letters to the Editor

  • The nonelectric coolers instead use natural gas (or some other source of heat) to boil a special liquid, a lithium bromide solution, and when the vapors from that solution condense, they cool whatever is near them.

    Mr. Zhang Builds His Dream Town

  • Compared with typical compression systems, nonelectric air-conditioning as Broad makes it will always require less energy per unit of cooling, because when energy is converted from one form to another, some of it is lost.

    Mr. Zhang Builds His Dream Town

  • But with the family-size, four-door CityCAT undergoing standard safety tests in Europe, then side-impact tests once it arrives in the States, could it be the first 100-mpg, nonelectric car you can actually buy?

    Popular Mechanics: Air-Powered Car Coming to US 2009 to 2010

  • They discovered a particular gene that is expressed in muscle in nonelectric fish that has been coopted for other purposes by the electric fish.

    Hunter's Distortions - The Panda's Thumb

  • Given the obvious selective advantage accruing to fish who possess these structures, and considering that the paper under discussion here is about to show that a crucial gene in the formation of these structures was coopted from a gene expressed in muscle in nonelectric fishes, it looks to me like the evolution of these structures is pretty likely.

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