Definition of electric noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈlektrɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektrɪk//
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[uncountable] (informal) used to refer to the supply of electricity to a building The electric will be off tomorrow. I've paid the electric (= the bill for the supply of electricity). Word Originmid 17th cent.: from modern Latin electricus, from Latin electrum ‘amber’, from Greek ēlektron (because rubbing amber causes electrostatic phenomena).
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