Definition of electricity in English:


Syllabification: e·lec·tric·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ilekˈtrisitē, ˌēlek-


  • 1A form of energy resulting from the existence of charged particles (such as electrons or protons), either statically as an accumulation of charge or dynamically as a current.
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    • Unlike most metals, they conduct electricity without losing any energy as heat.
    • Their strategy was for the first round to rely heavily on nuclear electricity and energy efficiency.
    • It has a high melting point and is a good conductor of heat and electricity.
  • 1.1The supply of electric current to a house or other building for heating, lighting, or powering appliances: the electricity was back on
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    • Today many of these buildings are in rubble, and food and electricity are in short supply.
    • The road was unlit in spite of the fact that power cables that supplied the town with electricity ran parallel to it.
    • On top of that there is no electricity medical services and even the water supply is below standard.
  • 2A state or feeling of thrilling excitement: the atmosphere was charged with a dangerous sexual electricity
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    • The electricity between these two were just buzzing with excitement and with dangerous passion.
    • As the sizzling days of summer approach, a charge of electricity fills the air of the gym.
    • But is there some electricity between him and Lauren?

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