Meaning of “electricity” in the English Dictionary

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"electricity" in British English

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electricitynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌel.ɪkˈtrɪs.ə.ti/ us /iˌlekˈtrɪs.ə.t̬i/

A2 a form of energy that can be produced in several ways and that provides power to devices that create light, heat, etc.:

The electricity has been turned off.
an electricity generating company
powered/heated by electricity
an electricity bill

More examples

  • Underground cables carry electricity to all parts of the city.
  • Someone has turned off the electricity supply.
  • The wind farm may be able to generate enough electricity for 2000 homes.
  • I pay my electricity bill by direct debit.
  • Many people are living in encampments around the city with no electricity or running water.

(Definition of “electricity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"electricity" in American English

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electricitynoun [ U ]

us /ɪˌlekˈtrɪs·ət̬·i/

a form of energy that provides power to motors and devices that create light or heat:

They lived on an island with no electricity and no running water.

(Definition of “electricity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)