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Meaning of “electricity” in the English Dictionary

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electricitynoun [U]

uk   /ɪˌlekˈtrɪs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
A2 a ​form of ​energy that can be ​produced in several ​ways and that ​providespower to ​devices that ​createlight, ​heat, etc.: The electricity has been ​turned off. an electricity ​generatingcompany powered/​heated by electricity an electricity ​bill

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

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electricitynoun [U]

 us   /ɪˌlekˈtrɪs·ət̬·i/
a ​form of ​energy that ​providespower to ​motors and ​devices that ​createlight or ​heat: They ​lived on an ​island with no electricity and no ​runningwater.
(Definition of electricity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “electricity”
in Korean 전기…
in Arabic كَهْرَباء…
in Malaysian elektrik…
in French électricité…
in Russian электричество…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電, 電能…
in Italian elettricità…
in Turkish elektrik…
in Polish elektryczność…
in Spanish electricidad…
in Vietnamese điện…
in Portuguese eletricidade…
in Thai กระแสไฟฟ้า…
in German die Elektrizität…
in Catalan electricitat…
in Japanese 電気…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电, 电能…
in Indonesian tenaga listrik…
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