elec·​tri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ i-ˌlek-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce electrification (audio) , ē- \

Definition of electrification

1 : an act or process of electrifying
2 : the state of being electrified

Examples of electrification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hyundai Motor Group’s design leadership clearly means to put some distance between the two brands’ visual identity in the era of electrification. Dan Neil, WSJ, 5 May 2022 The lure of electrification also is strong for owners of commercial vehicles that run on diesel, which remains well above the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline. Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 Saul Griffith is perhaps the world’s leading apostle of electrification. The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2022 Such is the promise and pleasure of electrification. Jamie Kitman, Car and Driver, 18 Mar. 2022 Fit for 55 sees the roll-out of a massive campaign of electrification, expansion of renewables and electricity storage, the development of green hydrogen tech, and investment in wide-ranging energy efficiency measures. David Vetter, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2022 Michael Andretti is expanding beyond auto racing, launching a SPAC with plans to raise $200 million for acquisitions in areas like automotive electrification and autonomous technology. Justin Birnbaum, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 Most of Porsche AG’s product-development resources, and those of parent VW Group, are being directed toward electrification and sustainability programs. Dan Neil, WSJ, 17 June 2021 The state and its utilities would do well to provide financial incentives for faster adoption of energy efficiency, electrification, and distributed energy production — like solar and geothermal — in people's homes. Ellen Anderson, Star Tribune, 24 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of electrification

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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18 May 2022

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“Electrification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrification. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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