Definition of 'electricity'
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An August cut in power subsidies raised electricity bills by the same percentage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The hotel has been mothballed after its electricity was cut off in October. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Hopefully, the bill for that will be going to the electricity company and not to your house. Computing (2010)In summer, solar panels elsewhere on the site will provide the electricity needed to freeze the rooms. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nuclear power provides nearly 80 per cent of the country's electricity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are no telephones and the electricity has been cut off. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These firms get compo money when they provide electricity but the national grid is full. The Sun (2012)They transmit gas and electricity readings to energy companies half hourly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To hit those targets you cannot just do it by driving carbon out of electricity generation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Whole suburbs are plunged into darkness because there is not enough electricity generation capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They had also learned to expect an equally regular growth in demand for the electricity they produced. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)The electricity had been cut off and there was barely room for the narrow single bed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Electricity is now provided free through cables strung along the roads. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The lights were fitted six months ago to save energy and cut electricity bills. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The roof leaked and there was no electricity or heating. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)This winter will see us with almost no spare electricity generation capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some can produce enough electricity to send back to the grid. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Domestic demand for electricity is about as high as it gets. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Once inside he would remove light bulbs and cut telephone and electricity lines. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Ministers are looking at how to ease the burden of higher electricity prices on energy intensive industry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He lives in a cave with no electricity or heating. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That fighting has left much of Sanaa without power due to electricity lines being damaged. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The current price for electricity is about 50 per megawatt hour. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Power unit The electricity powers a drive unit under the bonnet. Times, Sunday Times (2007)After dreaming of being an astronaut, he has spent his career in electricity and nuclear power. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their electricity is provided by npower, but they are switching to another supplier to take advantage of a cheaper tariff. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The plan means offshore wind farms are guaranteed to receive three times the current wholesale electricity price, while the biomass projects get double. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Third, it is envisaged that all the appliances will talk to the electricity company by sending data over the home wiring and power lines. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Given the current wholesale electricity price is 48, that is one hell of a subsidy. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'electricity'
British English: electricity /ɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ; ˌiːlɛk-/ NOUN
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.
- American English: electricity
- Arabic: كَهْرَبَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: eletricidade
- Chinese: 电力
- Croatian: struja
- Czech: elektřina
- Danish: elektricitet
- Dutch: elektriciteit
- European Spanish: electricidad
- Finnish: sähkö
- French: électricité
- German: Elektrizität
- Greek: ηλεκτρισμός
- Italian: elettricità
- Japanese: 電気
- Korean: 전기
- Norwegian: elektrisitet
- Polish: elektryczność
- European Portuguese: eletricidade
- Romanian: electricitate
- Russian: электричество
- Spanish: electricidad
- Swedish: elektricitet
- Thai: ไฟฟ้า
- Turkish: elektrik
- Ukrainian: електрика
- Vietnamese: điện
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