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electricity (ɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ Pronunciation for electricity ; ˌiːlɛk-) 



  1. any phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons, ions, or other charged particles
  2. the science concerned with electricity
  3. an electric current or charge   ⇒ a motor powered by electricity
  4. emotional tension or excitement, esp between or among people


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= power, mains, current, energy, power supply, electric power

Translations for 'electricity'

  • British English: electricityPronunciation for electricity Electricity is a form of energy used for heating and lighting, and to provide power for machines.We moved into a house with electricity but no running water.ɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ; ˌiːlɛk- NOUN
  • Arabic: كَهْرَبَاءPronunciation for كَهْرَبَاء
  • Brazilian Portuguese: eletricidadePronunciation for eletricidade
  • Chinese: 电力Pronunciation for 电力
  • Croatian: strujaPronunciation for struja
  • Czech: elektřinaPronunciation for elektřina
  • Danish: elektricitetPronunciation for elektricitet
  • Dutch: elektriciteitPronunciation for elektriciteit
  • European Spanish: electricidadPronunciation for electricidad
  • Finnish: sähköPronunciation for sähkö
  • French: électricitéPronunciation for électricité
  • German: ElektrizitätPronunciation for Elektrizität
  • Greek: ηλεκτρισμόςPronunciation for ηλεκτρισμός
  • Italian: elettricitàPronunciation for elettricità
  • Japanese: 電気Pronunciation for 電気
  • Korean: 전기Pronunciation for 전기
  • Norwegian: elektrisitetPronunciation for elektrisitet
  • Polish: elektrycznośćPronunciation for elektryczność
  • Portuguese: eletricidadePronunciation for eletricidade
  • Romanian: electricitate electricități
  • Russian: электричествоPronunciation for электричество
  • Spanish: electricidadPronunciation for electricidad
  • Swedish: elektricitetPronunciation for elektricitet
  • Thai: ไฟฟ้าPronunciation for ไฟฟ้า
  • Turkish: elektrikPronunciation for elektrik
  • Ukrainian: електрика
  • Vietnamese: điệnPronunciation for điện

Example Sentences Including 'electricity'

A spokesman said the company, with a 40 MW requirement, was probably the largest single user of electricity in the State.
Irish Times (2002)
Each Camping Cheque pays for the pitch for a tent, caravan or motorhome and electricity for one night's stay.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
I found myself in a large square in which a series of massive generators supplied electricity to banks of refrigerated containers.
Robert Wilson BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
My wife is on at me all the time, asking me if I'm trying to save electricity.
Cleary, Jon Murder Song
The air was filled with static electricity which fired bolts at Butler's head.
Gavin Weightman SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)
The gas will be collected and siphoned off to run electricity generators.
Country Life (2004)
There were no lights in the upper floor windows: business, clearly, did not demand a burning of late electricity to fulfil small orders.
Lewis, Roy A Trout in the Milk
They run a little laundry on Xiao Jie, and the day before had their water and electricity cut off by the builders.
Irish Times (2002)
Through British Gas it is the largest gas supplier while also supplying electricity and building up its telecoms side.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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