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



    BrE BrE//ɪˌlekˈtrɪsəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌlekˈtrɪsəti//
    The power industry, Electronics
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  1. 1   [uncountable] a form of energy from charged elementary particles, usually supplied as electric current through cables, wires, etc. for lighting, heating, driving machines, etc. a waste of electricity The electricity is off (= there is no electric power supply). Wordfinderbattery, charge, conduct, connect, electricity, generate, insulate, power, switch, wire See related entries: The power industry, Electronics
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] a feeling of great emotion, excitement, etc.
  3. Extra examples A high-voltage fault sparked an electricity blackout. All the houses now have electricity. Crews did their best to restore electricity after the storm. Electricity flows through the wires in the circuit. Her electricity was cut off when she didn’t pay her bill. I switched the light off to save electricity. Insulating your house could cut your electricity bill by half. Metals conduct electricity well. More than a million customers lost electricity following the flooding. The hydroelectric plant provides electricity for half the island’s population. The town will soon be connected to the national electricity grid. We run the washing machine at night because off-peak electricity is much cheaper. a 10% drop in electricity prices the company’s role in California’s electricity crisis
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