Definition of hydroelectric in English:

hydroelectric

Syllabification: hy·dro·e·lec·tric
Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrōəˈlektrik
 
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adjective

Relating to or denoting the generation of electricity using flowing water (typically from a reservoir held behind a dam or other barrier) to drive a turbine that powers a generator.
More example sentences
  • To generate electricity, we use hydroelectric power, coal and nuclear energy.
  • Electricity generated through the use of waterwheels or hydraulic turbines is known as hydroelectric power.
  • This followed, in turn, the construction of dams in the various catchments, for irrigation and/or hydroelectric power generation.

Derivatives

hydroelectricity

Pronunciation: /-əlekˈtrisitē/
noun
More example sentences
  • This changed only when a way of extracting the metal using cheap hydroelectricity was developed.
  • Under normal circumstances, hydroelectricity contributed between 15 and 20 per cent to the national power production, but recently that has increased to 40 per cent.
  • It is likely that nuclear fission, hydroelectricity, wind power and direct solar power will be important sources for future electricity generation.

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