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.

Wikipedia

  1. electrical

    Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion of matter that has a property of electric charge. Electricity is related to magnetism, both being part of the phenomenon of electromagnetism, as described by Maxwell's equations. Various common phenomena are related to electricity, including lightning, static electricity, electric heating, electric discharges and many others. The presence of an electric charge, which can be either positive or negative, produces an electric field. The movement of electric charges is an electric current and produces a magnetic field. When a charge is placed in a location with a non-zero electric field, a force will act on it. The magnitude of this force is given by Coulomb's law. If the charge moves, the electric field would be doing work on the electric charge. Thus we can speak of electric potential at a certain point in space, which is equal to the work done by an external agent in carrying a unit of positive charge from an arbitrarily chosen reference point to that point without any acceleration and is typically measured in volts.

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. Lucy Jones:

    The infrastructure of the city -- the sewage pipes, the electrical system that makes life in a modern city possible -- all of those lines are generally pretty old, and they are very vulnerable to damage in earthquakes.

  2. Kristin Supe:

    In general, seizures are uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can have a wide variety of effects depending on the type, severity and focus, epilepsy is diagnosed when seizures occur repeatedly. Photosensitive epilepsy affects a very small percentage of those with epilepsy.

  3. Michael Levin:

    The electrical communication amongst cells is really important for tumor suppression, the bigger picture is to understand how these voltages are passed among cells and how they control the transfer of chemical signals among cells.

  4. Liza Whitmore:

    If lake levels fall below those elevations later this summer, DWR will, for the first time, cease generation at Edward Hyatt Power Plant due to lack of sufficient water to turn the plant's electrical generation turbines.

  5. Julia Goh:

    What we are seeing is a weak ringgit inflating the export growth figures, we see continued support in exports of the electrical and electronic sector, chemicals, machinery appliances, optical equipment and manufactures of metal. This has more than offset the declines in commodity exports.

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