Electricity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˌlekˈtrɪsəti|  American pronunciation of the word electricity
Brit.  |ˌɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪti|  British pronunciation of the word electricity

noun

- a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
- energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor(syn: power)

they built a car that runs on electricity

- keen and shared excitement

the stage crackled with electricity whenever she was on it

Examples

The electricity went off during the storm.

an old building with no plumbing or electricity

You could feel the electricity in the room.

The farm was very isolated, but it had electricity.

they built a car that runs on electricity

the stage crackled with electricity whenever she was on it

A new kind of light bulb that uses very little electricity

What's the account number on your electricity bill?

The storm caused widespread loss of electricity.

The storm interrupted the town's electricity supply.

a device that measures the amount of electricity flowing through a circuit

Turn off the lights so we don't waste electricity.

The rising cost of electricity provides a strong incentive to conserve energy.

They have devised a new method for converting sunlight into electricity.

The loss of electricity caused chaos throughout the city.

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