English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From New Latin ēlectricus "of amber", from Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον (ēlektron) "amber", related to ἠλέκτωρ (ēlektor) "shining sun"

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Adjective[edit | edit source]

Electric (not comparable)


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  1. Of, relating to, produced by, operated with, or utilising electricity; electrical.
  2. Of, or relating to an electronic version of a musical instrument that has an acoustic equivalent.
  3. Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.

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Noun[edit | edit source]


  1. (rare) An electric car.
  2. (archaic) A substance or object which can be electrified; an insulator or non-conductor, like amber or glass.

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