electricity Definition

a form of energy resulting from the existence of charged particles (such as electrons or protons), either statically as an accumulation of charge or dynamically as a current.

Using electricity: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "electricity" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The house was without electricity for a week after the storm.

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    Electricity is generated by wind turbines.

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    The electrician fixed the faulty wiring and restored the electricity.

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    The invention of electricity revolutionized the world.

electricity Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for electricity

Phrases with electricity

  • an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material, typically produced by friction or induction


    Rubbing a balloon against your hair can create static electricity.

  • a bill issued by a utility company for the amount of electricity used by a customer


    I need to pay my electricity bill before the due date.

  • an interconnected network for delivering electricity from suppliers to consumers


    The electricity grid in this region is vulnerable to blackouts during peak demand.


Summary: electricity in Brief

Electricity [ɪˌlekˈtrɪsəti] is a form of energy that results from charged particles, either statically or dynamically. It powers homes, businesses, and industries, and is generated by various sources such as wind turbines. 'Electricity' extends into phrases like 'static electricity,' and 'electricity bill,' denoting the amount of electricity used by a customer.

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