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[ih-lek-tri-kuh l] /ɪˈlɛk trɪ kəl/
concerned with electricity:
an electrical consultant.
Related forms
electrically, adverb
nonelectrical, adjective
nonelectrically, adverb
preelectrical, adjective
preelectrically, adverb
unelectrical, adjective
unelectrically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for electrical
  • electrical conduit should run inside the counter, rather than through the block cells, wherever possible.
  • It is so electrical that it will scarcely leave my hand unless to go to the other.
  • Applications include surgical implants, electrical contacts and the tips of fountain pens.
  • Then the plumbing and electrical foreman come in and mark their details, followed by the drywallers, siding and painters.
  • Because amino acids have a slight electrical charge, they are pulled through the tube.
  • electrical impulses in muscle contraction were first seen in experiments with frogs.
  • Inside the cochlea, tiny hair cells convert the pulse into an electrical signal to the brain.
  • Two minutes after the water arrived, the plant's main control rooms began to lose electrical power.
  • It had the only public bathrooms on the square, as well as electrical outlets.
  • The openings had been filled in with brick, and a few electrical wires ran through them.
British Dictionary definitions for electrical


of, relating to, or concerned with electricity
Derived Forms
electrically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for electrical

"relating to electricity, run by electricity," 1746, from electric + -al (1). Earlier (1630s) synonymous with electric. Related: Electrically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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electrical in Science
electric (ĭ-lěk'trĭk) also electrical
Relating to or operated by electricity. Compare electronic.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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