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1    of, derived from, produced by, producing, transmitting, or powered by electricity  
electric current, an electric cord, an electric blanket, an electric fence, an electric fire     
2    (of a musical instrument) amplified electronically  
an electric guitar, an electric mandolin     
3    very tense or exciting; emotionally charged  
an electric atmosphere     
4    Informal   an electric train, car, etc.  
5      (Brit)  
informal   electricity or electrical power  
6    pl   an electric circuit or electric appliances  
     (C17: from New Latin electricus amber-like (because friction causes amber to become charged), from Latin electrum amber, from Greek elektron, of obscure origin)  
See at electronic  

1    a locomotive fitted with a diesel engine driving an electric generator that feeds electric traction motors  
2    of or relating to such a locomotive or system  
electric-arc furnace  
      n      another name for       arc furnace  
electric-arc welding  
      n      another name for       arc welding  
electric blanket  
      n   a blanket that contains an electric heating element, used to warm a bed  
electric blue  
a    a strong metallic blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
an electric-blue evening dress     
electric chair  
      n     (in the U.S.)  
a    an electrified chair for executing criminals  
b    usually preceded by: the   execution by this method  
electric charge  
      n      another name for       charge       25  
electric circuit  
      n     (Physics)      another name for       circuit       3a  
electric constant  
      n   the permittivity of free space, which has the value 8.854185x10--12 farad per metre.,   (Symbol)    εo  ,   (Also called)    absolute permittivity  
electric current  
      n      another name for       current       8  
electric discharge  
      n     (Physics)      another name for       discharge       20b  
electric-discharge lamp  
      n      another name for       fluorescent lamp  
electric displacement  
      n     (Physics)   the charge per unit area displaced across a layer of conductor in an electric field.,   (Symbol)    D     (Also called)    electric flux density  
electric eel  
      n   an eel-like freshwater cyprinoid fish, Electrophorus electricus, of N South America, having electric organs in the body: family Electrophoridae  
electric eye  
      n      another name for       photocell  
electric field  
      n   a field of force surrounding a charged particle within which another charged particle experiences a force  
   Compare       magnetic field  
electric field strength  
      n   the strength or intensity of an electric field at any point, usually measured in volts per metre.,   (Symbol)    E  
electric fire  
      n   a device that provides heat for a room from an incandescent electric element  
electric flux  
      n   the amount of electricity displaced across a given area in a dielectric.,   (Symbol)    Ψ  
electric flux density  
      n      another name for       electric displacement  
electric furnace  
      n   any furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current  
electric guitar  
      n   an electrically amplified guitar, used mainly in pop music  
   Compare       acoustic guitar  
electric hare  
      n   (in greyhound racing) a model of a hare, mounted on an electrified rail, which the dogs chase  
electric motor  
      n   a device that converts electrical energy to mechanical torque  
electric needle  
      n   a surgical instrument for cutting tissue by the application of a high-frequency current  
electric organ  
1      (Music)  
a    a pipe organ operated by electrical means  
b       another name for       electronic organ  
2      (Zoology)   a small group of modified muscle cells on the body of certain fishes, such as the electric eel, that gives an electric shock to any animal touching them  
electric potential  
a    the work required to transfer a unit positive electric charge from an infinite distance to a given point  
b    the potential difference between the point and some other reference point.,   (Symbol)    V   φ  ,   (Sometimes shortened to)    potential  
electric ray  
      n   any ray of the order Torpediniformes, of tropical and temperate seas, having a flat rounded body with an electric organ in each of the fins, close to the head  
electric shock  
      n   the physiological reaction, characterized by pain and muscular spasm, to the passage of an electric current through the body. It can affect the respiratory system and heart rhythm,   (Sometimes shortened to)    shock  
electric storm  
      n   a violent atmospheric disturbance in which the air is highly charged with static electricity, causing a storm  
   Compare       thunderstorm  
electric strength  
      n   the maximum voltage sustainable by an insulating material, after which it loses its insulating properties  
electric susceptibility  
      n      another name for       susceptibility       4a  
      adj   of, relating to, or using an electric generator driven by a turbine  
turbo-electric propulsion     
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[Tech.];[Leg.] date relating to electric digits
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
person or tool who creates or translates subtitles
A specific technical worksheet tool with performer's requirements. Excellent start of negotiations between performers, managers and contractors. (These requirements might include sound and light conditions for the show, food lodging and transportation of artistic talents)
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