Meaning of “electrical” in the English Dictionary

"electrical" in British English

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uk /iˈlek.trɪ.kəl/ us /iˈlek.trɪ.kəl/

B1 relating to electricity:

an electrical fuse/circuit/fault

More examples

  • I think it's got an electrical fault.
  • There is a 25% discount on all electrical goods until the end of the week.
  • Never use water to put out fires in electrical equipment.
  • An unexpected surge in electrical power caused the computer to crash.
  • These are the electrical connectors, cased in waterproof plastic.
adverb uk /iˈlek.trɪ.kəl.i/ us /iˈlek.trɪ.kəl.i/

an electrically powered car

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

"electrical" in American English

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electricaladjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɪˈlek·trɪ·kəl/

physics using electricity for power, involved in the production or movement of electricity, or related in some way to electricity:

electrical equipment
adverb [ not gradable ] us /ɪˈlek·trɪ·kli/

electrically powered

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

"electrical" in Business English

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uk /ɪˈlektrɪkəl/ us

related to or using electricity:

an electrical business/company/retailer
Most electrical goods come with a one-year guarantee.
adverb /ɪˈlektrɪkli/

electrically driven/operated/powered

(Definition of “electrical” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)