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noun 
  1. 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.
      1. 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.
      1. The flow of charge carriers within a conductor, properly called "electric current".
      2. 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.
      1. A class of physical phenomena, related to flows and interactions of electric charge
      2. A field of physical science and technology, concerned with the phenomena of electric charge
Translations: 
  • Dutch: elektriciteit(nl)
  • French: électricité
  • German: Elektrizití¤t(de)f
  • Italian: elettricití (it)f
  • Spanish: electricidad(es)f
Etymology: From electricus, Älectricus "of amber", from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (Älektron) "amber", related to (polytonic, á) (Älektor) "shining sun"


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