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Definition of Electricity

Electricity

  1. A power in nature, a manifestation of energy, exhibiting itself when in disturbed equilibrium or in activity by a circuit movement, the fact of direction in which involves polarity, or opposition of properties in opposite directions; also, by attraction for many substances, by a law involving attraction between surfaces of unlike polarity, and repulsion between those of like; by exhibiting accumulated polar tension when the circuit is broken; and by producing heat, light, concussion, and often chemical changes when the circuit passes between the poles or through any imperfectly conducting substance or space. It is generally brought into action by any disturbance of molecular equilibrium, whether from a chemical, physical, or mechanical, cause.
  2. The science which unfolds the phenomena and laws of electricity; electrical science.
  3. Fig.: Electrifying energy or characteristic.

Electricity Quotations

What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room. - Ray Charles
What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room.
Ray Charles

The world has today 546 nuclear plants generating electricity. Their experience is being continuously researched, and feedback should be provided to all. Nuclear scientists have to interact with the people of the nation, and academic institutions continuously update nuclear power generation technology and safety.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I had a very simple, unremarkable and happy life. And I grew up in a very small town. And so my life was made up of, you know, in the morning going to the river to fetch water - no tap water, and no electricity - and, you know, bathing in the river, and then going to school, and playing soccer afterwards.
Ishmael Beah

Electricity is really just organized lightning.
George Carlin

Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it's like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You'd better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that's really the only unique situation that's going to be left.
David Bowie
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Electricity Translations

electricity in Afrikaans is elektrisiteit
electricity in Danish is elektricitet
electricity in Dutch is elektriciteit
electricity in Norwegian is elektrisitet
electricity in Portuguese is electricidade, eletricidade
electricity in Spanish is electricidad
electricity in Swedish is elektricitet