Meaning of ELECTRIC in English

[ ɪ'lɛktrɪk ]

■ adjective

1》 of, worked by, or producing ~ity.

2》 thrillingly exciting: the atmosphere was ~.

■ noun

1》 ( ~s ) Brit. the system of ~ wiring and parts in a house or vehicle.

2》 an ~ train or other vehicle.


C17: from mod. L. ~us , from L. electrum 'amber', from Gk ēlektron (because rubbing amber causes electrostatic phenomena).

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