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English

Etymology

From New Latin ēlectricus "of amber", from Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον (ēlektron) "amber", related to ἠλέκτωρ (ēlektor) "shining sun"

Pronunciation

Adjective

electric (not comparable)

Positive
electric

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  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.

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Translations

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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

References

electric” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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