Definition of electrical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

electrical

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪˈlɛktrɪkl//
 
 
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 connected with electricity; using or producing electricity an electrical fault in the engine electrical equipment/appliances electrical power/energy
electrically
 
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NAmE//ɪˈlɛktrɪkli//
 
adverb electrically charged particles Which Word?electric / electricalThese adjectives are frequently used with the following nouns:
electric ~electrical ~
lightequipment
guitarwiring
drillsignal
chairengineer
shockshock
Electric is usually used to describe something that uses or produces electricity. You use electrical with more general nouns such as equipment and wiring and things that are concerned with electricity:an electrical fault. However, the distinction is not always so clear now:an electric/electrical company an electric/electrical current an electric/electrical shock
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: electrical