Meaning of ELECTRIC in English

ELECTRIC

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪlektrɪk ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

An electric device or machine works by means of electricity, rather than using some other source of power.

...her electric guitar.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

2.

An electric current, voltage, or charge is one that is produced by electricity.

ADJ : ADJ n

3.

Electric plugs, sockets, or power lines are designed to carry electricity.

ADJ : ADJ n

4.

Electric is used to refer to the supply of electricity. ( INFORMAL )

An average electric bill might go up $2 or $3 per month...

= electricity

ADJ : ADJ n

5.

If you describe the atmosphere of a place or event as electric , you mean that people are in a state of great excitement.

The mood in the hall was electric.

ADJ

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