Definition of Electric

1. Noun. A car that is powered by electricity.

Exact synonyms: Electric Automobile, Electric Car
Generic synonyms: Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar

2. Adjective. Using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity. "An electrical storm"
Exact synonyms: Electrical
Partainyms: Electricity, Electricity
Derivative terms: Electricity, Electricity

3. Adjective. (of a situation) exceptionally tense. "An atmosphere electric with suspicion"
Similar to: Tense
Derivative terms: Electricity

4. Adjective. Affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling. "The new leader had a galvanic effect on morale"
Exact synonyms: Galvanic, Galvanising, Galvanizing
Similar to: Exciting

Definition of Electric

1. a. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing, derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an electric spark.

2. n. A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity.

Definition of Electric

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, produced by, operated with, or utilising electricity; electrical. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or relating to an electronic version of a musical instrument that has an acoustic equivalent. ¹

3. Adjective. Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying. ¹

4. Adjective. Drawing electricity from an external source; not battery-operated; corded. ¹

5. Noun. (informal) Electricity. ¹

6. Noun. (rare) An electric car. ¹

7. Noun. (archaic) A substance or object which can be electrified; an insulator or non-conductor, like amber or glass. ¹

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Definition of Electric

1. something run by electricity [n -S]

Medical Definition of Electric

1. A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc, employed to excite or accumulate electricity. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Electric

electric (current term)
electric-arc furnace
electric-discharge lamp
electric-light bulb
electric anaesthesia
electric arc
electric automobile
electric bath
electric battery
electric bell
electric bill

Literary usage of Electric

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Nation 103: 457-8 N 16 '16 electric apparatus and appliances electric test ... Scl Am 114:429 Ap 22 '16 See aim electric batteries; electric furnaces; ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"R Sel 56:425-9 Jl 20 '18 electric furnaces Discussion of some evidence on the origin of ... Nature 102:76-8 S 26 '18 Study with the electric furnace of the ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"The regulation of the electric motor is accomplished in some cases by artificial means ; but in the most approved type of electric motors the regulation is ..."

4. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1899)
"The Lowell electric Light Corporation. The Seattle electric Company. Puget Sound electric Railway. Tacoma Railway and Power Company. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1888)
"On the Structure of the electric Organ of Raia circularis." By JC EWART, MD, Regius Professor of Natural History, University of Edinburgh. ..."

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