electric: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (i-lek'trik), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to, derived from, produced by, or involving electricity: an electric shock.
  2. producing, transmitting, or operated by electric currents: an electric bell; electric cord.
  3. electrifying; thrilling; exciting; stirring: The atmosphere was electric with excitement.
  4. (of a musical instrument) an electric piano.
    1. producing sound by electrical or electronic means:an electric piano.
    2. equipped with connections to an amplifier-loudspeaker system:an electric violin.
    1. an electric locomotive.
    2. Informal.a railroad operated by electricity.
  1. electricity: residential users of gas and electric.
  2. something, as an appliance, vehicle, or toy, operated by electricity.
  3. a substance that is a nonconductor of electricity, as glass or amber, used to store or to excite an electric charge.
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