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Definition 1: keen and shared excitement - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where electricity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stage crackled with electricity whenever she was on it

(electricity is a kind of ...) emotional agitation and excitement

Definition 2: a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(electricity is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

(... is a kind of electricity ) a flow of electric charge

(... is a kind of electricity ) electricity produced by heat (as in a thermocouple)

(... is a kind of electricity ) electricity produced by friction

(... is a kind of electricity ) electricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt); alternatively, electrostatic stress produces a change in the linear dimensions of the crystal

(... is a kind of electricity ) electricity generated by light or affected by light

(... is a kind of electricity ) electricity produced by water power

(... is a kind of electricity ) electricity produced by chemical action

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) subjected to or capable of operating under relative low voltage

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) arising from inductance

"inductive reactance"

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage

"high-tension wire"

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action

"a galvanic cell" "a voltaic (or galvanic) couple"

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) (of a current) reversing direction

"alternating current"

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) (of a current) flowing in one direction only

"direct current"

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) charged or energized with electricity

"a hot wire" "a live wire"

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) (electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance

"he wrote a textbook on the electrical effects of transposition"

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) (electricity) receptacle consisting of the metal box designed for connections to a wiring system

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current

(electricity is the domain which ... is member of) of an electrical system that uses or generates two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency but differing in phase angle

Definition 3: energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where electricity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they built a car that runs on electricity
  • The power went oout around midnight

Synonyms for electricity in the sense of this definition

(electricity is a kind of ...) (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs

"energy can take a wide variety of forms"

(... is a kind of electricity ) an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally

"In the US most household current is AC at 60 cycles per second"

(... is a kind of electricity ) an electric current that flows in one direction steadily

(... is a kind of electricity ) an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes

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