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Electrical

{

E-lec′tric

(ē̍-lĕk′trĭk)
,

E-lec′tric-al

(ē̍-lĕk′trĭ-kal)
, }
Adj.
[L.
electrum
amber, a mixed metal, Gr.
῎ηλεκτρον
; akin to
ἠλέκτωρ
the beaming sun, cf. Skr.
arc
to beam, shine: cf. F.
électrique
. The name came from the production of electricity by the friction of amber.]
1.
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; an
electric
charge; an
electric
current; an
electrical
engineer.
2.
Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity;
as, an
electric
or
electrical
machine or substance; an
electric
generator
.
3.
Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic.
Electric Pindar.”
Mrs. Browning.
Electric atmosphere
, or
Electric aura
.
See under
Aura
.
Electrical battery
.
See
Battery
.
Electrical brush
.
See under
Brush
.
Electric cable
.
See
Telegraph cable
, under
Telegraph
.
Electric candle
.
See under
Candle
.
Electric cat
(Zoöl.)
,
one of three or more large species of African catfish of the genus
Malapterurus
(esp.
M. electricus
of the Nile). They have a large electrical organ and are able to give powerful shocks; – called also
sheathfish
.
Electric clock
.
See under
Clock
, and see
Electro-chronograph
.
Electric current
,
a current or stream of electricity traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting substances, or passing by means of conductors from one body to another which is in a different electrical state.
Electric eel
, or
Electrical eel
(Zoöl.)
,
a South American eel-like fresh-water fish of the genus
Gymnotus
(
G. electricus
), from two to five feet in length, capable of giving a violent electric shock. See
Gymnotus
.
Electrical fish
(Zoöl.)
,
any fish which has an electrical organ by means of which it can give an electrical shock. The best known kinds are the
torpedo
, the
gymnotus
, or
electrical eel
, and the
electric cat
. See
Torpedo
, and
Gymnotus
.
Electric fluid
,
the supposed matter of electricity; lightning.
[archaic]
Electrical image
(Elec.)
,
a collection of electrical points regarded as forming, by an analogy with optical phenomena, an image of certain other electrical points, and used in the solution of electrical problems.
Sir W. Thomson.
Electric machine
, or
Electrical machine
,
an apparatus for generating, collecting, or exciting, electricity, as by friction.
Electric motor
.
See
Electro-motor
, 2.
Electric osmose
.
(Physics)
See under
Osmose
.
Electric pen
,
a hand pen for making perforated stencils for multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the penhandle.
Electric railway
,
a railway in which the machinery for moving the cars is driven by an electric current.
Electric ray
(Zoöl.)
,
the torpedo.
Electric telegraph
.

Definition 2021


electrical

electrical

English

Adjective

electrical (comparative more electrical, superlative most electrical)

  1. Related to electricity (or electronics)

Translations

Related terms

Noun

electrical (plural electricals)

  1. An electrical engineer.

Scots

Adjective

electrical

  1. Electrical.