Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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