Definition of electricity
1a : a fundamental form of energy observable in positive and negative forms that occurs naturally (as in lightning) or is produced (as in a generator) and that is expressed in terms of the movement and interaction of electronsb : electric current or power
2 : a science that deals with the phenomena and laws of electricity
3 : keen contagious excitement could feel the electricity in the room
Examples of electricity in a sentence
The electricity went off during the storm.
an old building with no plumbing or electricity
You could feel the electricity in the room.
First Known Use of electricity
ELECTRICITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of electricity for English Language Learners
: a form of energy that is carried through wires and is used to operate machines, lights, etc.
: electric current or power
: a feeling of excitement or tension
ELECTRICITY Defined for Kids
Definition of electricity for Students
1 : an important form of energy that is found in nature but that can be artificially produced by rubbing together two unlike things (as glass and silk), by the action of chemicals, or by means of a generator
2 : electric current
Medical Definition of electricity
1a: a fundamental entity of nature consisting of negative and positive kinds, observable in the attractions and repulsions of bodies electrified by friction and in natural phenomena (as lightning or the aurora borealis), and usually utilized in the form of electric currentsb: electric current or power
2: a science that deals with the phenomena and laws of electricity
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