elec·​tri·​fi·​ca·​tion i-ˌlek-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce electrification (audio)
: an act or process of electrifying
: the state of being electrified

Examples of electrification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rule, under development for two years, is aimed at boosting the nation’s aging power grid to meet surging demand fueled by huge data centers, electrification of vehicles and buildings, artificial intelligence, and other uses. Matthew Daly, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 May 2024 The California Energy Commission came to a similar conclusion in a 2021 report, finding there wasn’t nearly enough RNG to decarbonize buildings and that maximizing its limited supply would cost more than seven times as much as electrification. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, 13 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for electrification 

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Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of electrification was in 1748

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“Electrification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrification. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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