- A form of energy, caused by the behavior of electrons and protons, properly called "electrical energy".
- 2000, James Meek, http://www.guardian.co.uk/renewable/Story/0,2763,363461,00.html Home-made answer to generating electricity harks back to the past, The Guardian
- : Householders could one day be producing as much as all the country's nuclear power stations combined, thanks to the revolutionary application of a device developed in the early 19th century.
- A fundamental property of matter, appearing in negative and positive kinds.
- 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, 1st edition, p. 51 (First known English usage)
- : Again, The concretion of Ice will not endure a dry attrition without liquation; for if it be rubbed long with a cloth, it melteth. But quartz, Crystal will calefie unto ; that is, a power to attract strawes and light bodies, and rotate, convert versorium, the needle freely placed.
- The flow of charge carriers within a conductor, properly called "electric current".
- The charge carriers within a conductor, properly called "electric charge".
- 1873, James Clerk Maxwell, s:A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism/Part I/Chapter II, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism
- : We may express all these results in a concise and consistent manner by describing an electrified body as charged with a certain quantity of , which we may denote by e.
- A class of physical phenomena, related to flows and interactions of electric charge
- A field of physical science and technology, concerned with the phenomena of electric charge
Etymology: From electricus, Älectricus "of amber", from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (Älektron) "amber", related to (polytonic, á) (Älektor) "shining sun"
- Dutch: elektriciteit(nl)
- French: électricité
- German: Elektrizití¤t(de)f
- Italian: elettricití (it)f
- Spanish: electricidad(es)f
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