Complete Definition of "electric"

English

Etymology
From NL. electricus|ēlectricus "of amber", from AGr. polytonic|ἤλεκτρον (ēlektron) "amber", related to polytonic|ἠλέκτωρ (ēlektor) "shining sun"

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɪˈlɛktɹɪk/, SAMPA|/I"lEktrIk/
audio|en-us-electric.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
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  1. Of, relating to, produced by, operated with, or utilising electricity; electrical.
  2. Of, or relating to an electronic version of a musical instrument that has an acoustic equivalent.
  3. Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.

Translations
trans-top|electrical
Czech: t+|cs|elektrický|m
French: t-|fr|électrique
Galician: t-|gl|eléctrico|xs=Galician m
Greek: t|el|ηλεκτρικός|m|sc=Grek (ilektrikós)
Italian: t+|it|elettrico|m
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Japanese: 電気的な (denkiteki-na)
Portuguese: t-|pt|elétrico
Spanish: t+|es|eléctrico|m, t-|es|eléctrica|f
Swedish: elektrisk
Turkish: t-|tr|elektrikli
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trans-top|electronic (musical instrument)
French: t-|fr|électrique
Galician: t-|gl|eléctrico|xsGalician m, t-|gl|eléctrica|xsGalician f
Italian: t+|it|elettronico|m
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Japanese: 電気的な (denkiteki-na)
Portuguese: t-|pt|elétrico
Spanish: eléctrico m, eléctrica f <small>(often referred to string instruments, especially guitars)</small>; electrónico m, electrónica f <small>(more commonly referred to instruments other than guitars, especially keyboards)</small>
Swedish: elektrisk, el-
Turkish: t-|tr|elektrikli, t+|tr|elektrik, t-|tr|elektro-
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trans-top|emotionally thrilling
Galician: t-|gl|electrizante|xs=Galician
trans-mid
Japanese: シビレる (shibire-ru) (informal)
Portuguese: t-|pt|eletrizante
Spanish: t-|es|electrizante
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Breton: tredanek, tredanel
ttbc|Bulgarian: електрически
ttbc|Indonesian: listrik
ttbc|Interlingua: electric

Noun
electric

  1. rare An electric car.
  2. archaic A substance or object which can be electrified; an insulator or non-conductor, like amber or glass.

Translations
trans-top|electric car
Japanese: 電気自動車 (denki-jidōsha)
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Spanish: t-|es|coche eléctrico|m
Swedish: elbil
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References
R:Webster 1828
R:Webster 1913
Dictionary.com definitions of ''electric''
Niels H. de V. Heathcote (December 1967). "The early meaning of ''electricity'': Some ''Pseudodoxia Epidemica'' - I". Annals of Science 23 (4): pp. 261-275.

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