What does Electrical mean?

Definitions for Electrical
ɪˈlɛk trɪ kəlelec·tri·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. electricaladjective

    relating to or concerned with electricity

    "an electrical engineer"; "electrical and mechanical engineering industries"

  2. electric, electricaladjective

    using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity

    "electric current"; "electric wiring"; "electrical appliances"; "an electrical storm"

Wiktionary

  1. electricalnoun

    An electrical engineer.

  2. electricaladjective

    Related to electricity (or electronics)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ELECTRICAL, ELECTRICKadjective

    Etymology: from electrum.

    By electrick bodies do I conceive not such only as take up light bodies, in which number the ancients only placed jett and amber; but such as, conveniently placed, attract all bodies palpable. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 4.

    An electrick body can by friction emit an exhalation so subtile, and yet so potent, as by its emission to cause no sensible diminution of the weight of the electrick body, and to be expanded through a sphere, whose diameter is above two feet, and yet to be able to carry up lead, copper, or leaf-gold, at the distance of above a foot from the electrick body. Newton.

    If that attraction were not rather electrical than magnetical, it was wonderous what Helmont delivereth concerning a glass, wherein the magistery of loadstone was prepared, which retained an attractive quality. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    If a piece of white paper, or a white cloath, or the end of one’s finger, be held at about a quarter of an inch from the glass, the electrick vapour, excited by friction, will, by dashing against the white paper, cloth, or finger, be put into such an agitation as to emit light. Isaac Newton, Opt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Electricaladjective

    pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing, derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an electric spark

  2. Electricaladjective

    capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as, an electric or electrical machine or substance

  3. Electricaladjective

    electrifying; thrilling; magnetic

  4. Etymology: [L. electrum amber, a mixed metal, Gr. 'h`lektron; akin to 'hle`ktwr the beaming sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. lectrique. The name came from the production of electricity by the friction of amber.]

Editors Contribution

  1. electrical

    Using electricity.

    The electrical system is working efficiently.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Electrical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4134

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Electrical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3546

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Electrical' in Adjectives Frequency: #543

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Electrical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Electrical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Electrical in a Sentence

  1. Ben Carson:

    We're not in the era now where you send, you know, big armies to fight or, you know, air forces. We're in a place where you use a jet plane as a missile to knock down buildings; where dirty bombs can be used to extinguish large numbers of people, there are lots of different techniques that you use -- cyber-attacks, attacking our electrical grid.

  2. New York:

    These incidents are yet another example of New York City's outdated infrastructure. It's well-known that saltwater and exposed electrical wires are a dangerous combination, if we want a safer city, we must do more to address this issue.

  3. Miguel Lara:

    The new normal for the electrical supply is greater vulnerability and less reliability.

  4. Abidemi Bolu Ajiboye:

    We had him watch the virtual arm move, he attempted to move his arm in the same way, and that elicited some patterns of cortical activity -- some patterns of electrical neural activity.

  5. Megan Gillette:

    If you ever got a quick zap on an electrical device at home... it kinda felt like that only intensified a whole lot.

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